North Country Wild Care is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed in April 2001 to assist Wildlife Rehabilitators in their work. Our membership consists of a network of home based Wildlife Rehabilitators and other volunteers located in Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Fulton and Essex Counties, New York.

If you need help with wildlife in our membership area, please call our hotline at (518) 964-6740 (return calls will be from a different phone number). To locate a Wildlife Rehabilitator anywhere else in the US, click here.

Wildlife Rehabilitators are New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) licensed volunteers who take care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Learn more about Wildlife Rehabilitator licensing on the NYS DEC website​.

Our nine county area does not have a wildlife rehabilitation center. Home-based wildlife rehabilitation is a demanding undertaking and peer support and training are critical to an individual’s success. North Country Wild Care was organized to provide that support, as well as financial assistance for the various costs associated with rehabilitation such as caging, food and medications.

North Country Wild Care’s Mission

• To support licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators in the care of orphaned, injured and otherwise debilitated wildlife.
• To​ encourage and foster the education, licensing and training of Wildlife Rehabilitators
• To​ encourage cooperation and networking between Wildlife Rehabilitators.
• To educate the public about wildlife and Wildlife Rehabilitators.
• To encourage and foster local wildlife research.

We Welcome New Members

If you are willing to assist with fund-raising, our hotline or public education or you would like to become a Wildlife Rehabilitator, please attend one of our meetings.

Monthly Meetings are open to anyone interested in joining us on the third Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at the Landmark Motor Inn off of Exit 17 North at 1418 State Route 9 in South Glens Falls, New York. There will be no meetings in July and August.

For further information about Wildlife Rehabilitation please e-mail us at ncwcnonprofit@northcountrywildcare.org.