While The Humane Society of Pinellas cannot provide full rehabilitation services for Pinellas County wildlife, we can connect finders with local rehabilitators that can help wildlife in need. We encourage contacting the SPCA of Tampa Bay for a wider variety of wildlife services. We do ask that individuals ensure the animal is actually injured or orphaned prior to considering rehabilitation. Most wildlife do not require human intervention, and using rehabilitator resources unnecessarily hurts our community's wild animals. If you think you have found an orphaned or injured wild animal, please contact us prior to intervening, for advice.
HSP acts as a liaison and can only house certain species of wildlife temporarily and if we have space. We must have a wildlife rehabilitator that can care for the pet before we can accept the pet for temporary holding. Species HSP can temporarily accommodate, dependent on resources, include:
- Orphaned juvenile or injured adult raccoons.
- Orphaned juvenile or injured adult squirrels.
- Orphaned juvenile or injured adult rabbits.
- Orphaned juvenile or injured migratory birds. *please note, we cannot accommodate raptors or some large birds*
- Injured amphibians, such as turtles and tortoises.
The Humane Society of Pinellas may be able to offer assistance with other species, but cannot appropriately house them on our property. These species include deer, bears, fox, coyotes, alligators, armadillos, bobcats, raptors or other large birds or prey, and snakes. To find rehabilitators that may be able to help, please check the wildlife resources Pinellas County has to offer.
If you have found an orphaned or injured wild animal, do not touch it! Many wild animals carry zoonotic diseases and any animal can bite when scared. Please contact our Admissions Department at Admissions@HumanePinellas.org or by calling (727) 797-7722 ext. 232 for possible resources.