Wildlife Rehabilitation



Red River National Wildlife Refuge does not take in injured wildlife or baby animals, and the refuge does not care for injured wildlife.  To help injured wildlife please contact a wildlife rehabilitator that is licensed by the state.  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries maintains a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

Help keep wildlife wild, an animal's best chance for survival is with its mother!  If you find baby wildlife use one of these flow charts to guide your decisions.

I Found a Baby Mammal!

I Found a Baby Bird!

Remember that possessing wild animals without a permit is against state law.  If you are looking to help injured wildlife, get the animal to a wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible.  Remember that most wildlife rehabilitators are volunteers and may be busy helping others, if they do not answer please leave them a message so that they can call you back.


Releasing wildlife on refuge property is prohibited.  Moving wildlife can spread disease and the presence of human-dependent wildlife is not healthy for people or wildlife.  For more information about nuisance wildlife and who to contact for their removal please visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Nuisance Wildlife website.