If you stumble upon these injured wild animals in Illinois, knowing what steps to take can make all the difference in their survival and well-being.

I feel like I can speak for majority of people when I say our hearts ache when we see animals in pain.  Whether it's your own pet, a stray outside, or a wild animal we have such a soft spot for our furry friends.

Tons of wildlife migrate toward Illinois as spring and summer arrive - that's why you'll start seeing a lot of whitetail deer and ducks roaming around!

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The more active animals are in our areas also means a higher chance for wildlife to get hit by traffic while crossing the road.

If you find yourself faced with injured wildlife in Illinois, it's crucial to know where to turn for help. Specifically, if you see a coyote, fox, ducklings, bobcats, or whitetail deer in need of medial attention, there's actually a place you can bring them to receive treatment.

What To Do If You Find These Wild Animals Injured In Illinois

This is really helpful because we never know when we'll be put in a situation where an animal needs our "human" resources.

Hoo Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Durand, Illinois actually take in coyotes, foxes, ducklings, bobcats, and whitetail deer to rehabilitate them.  How awesome?!

"“Hoo” Haven is dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing, sick, injured and orphaned, North American Wildlife. And to educating individuals to the importance of the conservation of Mother Earth, to maintain the land, clean and beautiful for all."

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There are many other wildlife rehab centers you can reach out to around Illinois, too!

Oaken Acres Wildlife Center

Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education

Anderson Humane Wildlife Center

Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation

If you encounter any of those injured animals listed above and are unsure of what to do, don't hesitate to reach out to Hoo Haven at (815) 629-2212 or any of these other facilities for guidance and assistance.

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