Wildcare Foundation Oklahoma

Wildlife Emergency?

If you have found a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, please call us at 405-872-9338. If that animal is clearly critically injured during our hours of operation, there is no need to call ahead unless you are in need of advice for safe capture and transport. Do not handle or feed the animal. Remember to put safety first as you are dealing with wild and unpredictable animals.

We Need Your Support!

Oklahoma’s native wildlife needs your support! WildCare is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native Oklahoma wildlife. Without any government funding, everything that we provide for our patients including food, medication, housing, and professional caretakers, is funded through donations from caring individuals like you. WildCare is also a Combined Federated Charity #57195. Every contribution makes a difference to our wild neighbors who receive a second chance at freedom and a new life. Thank you for your support!

Wildcare Foundation Oklahoma

Meet Some of Our Patients

Some Frequent Questions:

No. Professional medical treatment of wildlife in a rehabilitation setting is extremely resource-intensive. WildCare is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to remain in operation. With a limited staff and core group of volunteers to care for hundreds of patients on any given day, we need all hands on deck at the facility and unfortunately cannot currently spare the resources to support a rescue/transport team to service the state of Oklahoma. Thankfully, the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter has supported our mission as a drop-off location for injured and orphaned wildlife. WildCare does have volunteers who accomplish one daily pickup from the shelter at 4pm to bring new patients to our center in Noble. Visit our Wildlife Emergencies page for capture and transport tips.

Always remember to put safety first when attempting capture of a wild animal. Know that their behavior may be unpredictable and they do not understand that you are trying to help. The WildCare Staff is available to answer questions about safe (for both you and the animal) capture and transport of injured and orphaned wildlife every day from 9am to 7pm at 405-872-9338. Visit our Wildlife Emergencies page for advice with common scenarios.

No. WildCare’s mission is to provide people a place to bring native wildlife struggling to survive with the goal of releasing healthy individuals back to nature. WildCare does not support the trapping and relocating of wildlife for the following reasons:

  • Relocating wildlife to an unfamiliar area puts that individual under unnecessary stress and at risk for territorial disputes, disease, and inability to efficiently locate food, water, and shelter.
  • Relocating wildlife to a new area may disrupt the existing population through territorial disputes, and/or introduction of disease or parasites.
  • Trapping and relocation is not a long-term solution. Removing an individual from a territory without changing the available resources will only make that territory available for another individual.
  • There are unlimited benefits to sharing our space with wildlife. Misunderstandings about the behavior of many species are often the reason for trapping and relocation.

No. WildCare is not a zoo; we are a wildlife hospital and as such we must maintain a quiet and low-stress environment for wildlife to recover and limit our patients’ interaction with humans. WildCare’s entire facility is not open to the public for tours aside from special events including our Open House and Baby Shower events.