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Elaine Conners Wildcare is a wildlife rehabilitation center whose mission statement is to "provide professional and compassionate care to injured and orphaned native wildlife in need and to educate the public about our work".

HOURS:  We are open from 9am-6pm, every day, including weekends and holidays. 

Priority is given to animals from Carroll and Coos Counties. 

Be sure to speak with a staff person here to be sure someone is available to accept your animal. We are a gated facility and close the property for the overnight hours.

A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT DEER FAWNS:

** Fawns are often seen alone.  The mother deer leaves them for several hours while she goes off to browse.  She also leaves them to protect them as her scent will attract predators.  Fawns, with no newborn scent, are safer alone.  They can be seen in yards, against foundations, and other places that we humans think odd.  This does not mean they are orphaned or abandoned.  For more information, please click here If you are certain the fawn needs rescuing, ex. with a deceased mother, please contact the Wildlife Division of New Hampshire Fish and Game at 271-2461 from 8-4:30.  After-hours calls go to the dispatch number at 603-271-3361.  Do not call or bring them to ECW as all fawn calls go through the state before being placed for rehabilitation care.

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WHAT IF YOU FIND AN INJURED OR ORPHANED WILD ANIMAL?

Each year, the lives of many wild animals are upset by people who mean only to help. These people take animals from the wild in a mistaken attempt to help them. In fact, these would-be-rescuers are leaving the parent animals to search in vain for their offspring and are harming the young animals' chances for a successful life, if they live to be released.

Most young wild mammals or birds that are found do not need human assistance and their parents are close by watching over them.

Watch the situation to see if the animal in question is injured or if you see the parents. If you have questions or concerns, please call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in your area.

If the situation warrants that you collect a baby  animal or bird, please read these guidelines first...   >>CLICK HERE

 

 

ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING ANY WILD ANIMAL

Many wild animals, including baby wildlife in the spring and summer are needlessly killed and tested for rabies, because people handle them without protection. For your safety and the life of the animal, always wear gloves when handling wildlife.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION OPPORTUNITIES

Who will care for the wildlife of the future? New Hampshire and other states need more rehabilitators to care for injured and orphaned wildlife. At ECW, we can help train you to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Begin the journey by volunteering!

 

DONATE TO THE CENTER

Countless injured and abandoned animals are helped at our center every year- could you help us?

Your donations help us to provide the care necessary for these injured and orphaned wild animals to have a second chance at life in the wild.

Your support is critical for feed and grains, veterinary care, medical supplies, milk-replacers, caging and enclosures and so much more.
Elaine Conners Wildcare is a 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID 02-6087584.

 

For a lasting contribution, please consider Elaine Conners Wildcare in your estate planning to help us continue the work of the Center for many years to come.

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EVERY PENNY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Please make checks payable to:
Elaine Conners Wildcare  (or simply ECW)
P.O. Box 97, Madison, N.H. 03849

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