- Thank you for caring about wildlife! I run a critter trapping
for-profit business, but you can call the below wildlife help numbers for FREE help:
Florida Wildlife Division: 1-888-404-3922
Orange County FL Animal Services: 407-836-3111
Seminole County Animal Services: 407-665-5201
Orlando Back to Nature Wildlife Rescue: 407-568-5138
Central FL Audubon Bird Rescue: 407-644-0190
Fallin' Pines Critter Rescue: 407-568-7988
The above phone numbers will be happy to help you with your wild animal or bird problem in Central FL. Baby squirrel, injured bird, lost opossum, all kinds of stuff!
If you are seeking wildlife rescue for a wild animal in Orlando, you often won't get free help to rush on out and take care of it for you. There are some wildlife rehab centers and individuals operating in the Orlando area, but
they don't do house calls. You have to bring the animal in to them. One of the frustrating aspects of running my own wildlife removal business is that many people call me thinking that I'm some government sponsored agency, and that I will come to the
property for free to take care of some wildlife malady. Many of these callers assume that they are good Samaritans, notifying the proper authority about a wounded or sick bird or animal, but in fact they are simply calling a private business, and I do
of course charge for my services, just like a plumber or electrician does. Many such callers are then
exasperated and feel indignant that I won't do it for free. The truth of the matter is that there is no free service in Orlando that will come to your house for wildlife rescue issues, at least I don't think so. But there is help,
if you call one of the above numbers. Often, however, it's just nature's way for some animals to be hurt and die. All animals die. It's up to you to determine if this is really a case to address. If you see an injured bird, no one is going to come and get it and rehabilitate it.
Tens of thousands of birds die each day. Just because you happened to spot one by accident one day, it doesn't mean that "something must be done" about it. If you think something must be done, take it in and take care of it yourself. Or carefully box
it and drive it to a wildlife rehab facility like Back To Nature in Orlando:
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
18515 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32820
Many people expect a free service when it comes to wildlife problems. I do not know why this mentality exists. Perhaps because there is a free animal services for dogs and cats. Perhaps because 20 years ago, government agencies did help with various
wildlife problems, and in select cases, such as alligators and bears, they still do. But these government agencies only handle rare cases, and they do it slowly, like all government endeavors. If you have a personal problem with a wild animal, you will
most likely have to hire a private company like mine to come out and take care of the problem. I get inundated with calls about wildlife rescue, and people who think I'm a free service. I mean,
literally over 2500 such calls in my lifetime so far, which
means several every day. I patiently explain to these people that I am a private company that charges for my services, I hear an obnoxious voice on the other end say, "You mean I gotta PAY for dis? But this aint MY raccoon!", and then the person hangs up
on me and I go about my day with the same calm smile you see in the above photo..
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