Animal Care Alliance is permitted through the state and federal government to care orphaned wildlife.
It's common to encounter young wild animals, especially in spring and summer. Some people have an irresistible attraction to these wild youngsters, and want to take them home. Every year, the lives of young wild animals are needlessly jeopardized by well-intentioned people who take them from the wild in the mistaken belief that the animals are abandoned or orphaned and will die if not given care. In fact, rescuing wildlife from the wild often results in the death of the animal.
IF YOU ARE CERTAIN that the young animal has been abandoned or needs medical care, please contact us.
If you come across injured wildlife,
we can help!
Injured wildlife can be very dangerous and they can carry diseases.
Please do not attempt to capture an
While our clinic is not open 24 hours, many of our staff keep an eye on email and Facebook messenger throughout the day.
If you encounter an injured wild animal, contact us and we will do our best to help.
Animal Care Alliance does not receive any money to care for wildlife. We are nonprofit organization and your donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating to wildlife rehabilitation and education.
Animal Care Alliance has a special purpose education permit. It allows us to use non-releasable wildlife for education programs.
We have recently presented programs for Cope Environmental Center, Richmond Parks Department, and area schools.
ACA Wildlife Rehab and Education offers programs for all ages. Programs can be adjusted to fit your needs. We currently have a red tail hawk, screech owl, great horned owl, barred owl, turkey vulture, opossum, and raccoon on our educational permit. We also have a bearded dragon and tortoise that were surrendered to us. Programs can address mammals, reptiles, and/or birds. We can share tips on what to do if a sick or injured animal is found. Programs can also dispel myths and answer questions about wildlife. Our goal is to promote healthy relationships between humans and our native wildlife. Our programs are offered free of charge, but donations are always welcome!
We would love to come share our wildlife ambassadors and the message of conservation with your group! Please contact us via email if you are interested in a program!
Nigel is a turkey vulture who came to us as a baby. He wandered into a yard with dogs and ended up with a broken wing. Now he travels to programs with us and educates people about his role in the environment!
Kiah is a great horned owl. She was hit by a car and sustained a wing injury and partial vision loss. Kiah educates people about her amazing sense of hearing, among other awesome owl facts!
Avery the screech owl sustained a wing injury and is unable to fly enough to survive in the wild. She may look grouchy, but she is an excellent ambassador for screech owls. She is also serves as a surrogate to baby screech owls!
Rose is a red tailed hawk that cannot be released. She is currently undergoing training so that she can join us at our wildlife programs.
Spike the raccoon came to us as a very young orphan. As he grew, we noticed that he was different. Spike has a short stature and is not able to climb or use his front paws normally. Spike goes to programs with us and educates people about his important role in the environment.
Stevie was found as a young opossum in a wood pile in southern Indiana. Upon examination, it was found that he did not have any eyes. He is currently undergoing socialization in the hopes that he will be included in programs. Opossums are amazing animals!
Penelope was found as baby and hand raised by a caring person. Sadly, she suffers from the beginning stages of metabolic bone disease. It is very important for wildlife to have the correct nutrition. She is also very used to humans. She is now a great addition to our wildlife programs!
We are very excited about our new addition! This barred owl was injured in an accident. She lost part of her wing. She is currently being socialized and will be a part of our programs.
While not native to our area, Zoya, the sulcata tortoise attends programs with us. She was dumped at Glen Miller Park and would not have survived our cold winters. She educates people about reptiles and their specific needs.
Ruby the bearded dragon is not native to our area, but she was abandoned in town. She would not have survived our cold weather. Many people get them as pets, but are unprepared for care. Ruby helps educate people about reptiles.
Please check out our "Supporting Us" tab for ways you can help with wildlife!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.