The New Jersey Certified Animal Control Officers Association works very closely with Fish & Game and Approved Wildlife Rehabilitators. Although domestic pets are a major part of the animal control officer's duties, wildlife are consistently creating challenges for both automobile drivers and homeowners. In many instances, professionally trained personnel are required to assist the Animal Control Officer in capturing, treating, rehabilitating, and releasing wildlife.

Finding Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

If you find an animal that appears to be injured or in distress, contact your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator BEFORE you handle it. Licensed wildlife rehabilitators are trained to properly handle and care for wildlife

Many wild young animals are left alone while their mothers feed elsewhere.

A licensed wildlife rehabilitator can help determine if the animal truly needs assistance and if it does, provide the proper care.

REMEMBER: Wild young do best when left in the wild with their parents.

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