Wildlife Rehabilitator: Wildlife rehabilitators wear many hats. During the course of a single day their function can encompass some or all of the following roles: animal caretaker, nutritionist, emergency medical technicians, educators, animal housing specialists, capture and transport specialists for injured wildlife, record keepers, and assist the public with wildlife issues. We do not receive funding from state or federal agencies. In fact, Kindred Kingdoms is a non profit organization that is self supported and supported by donations only.

In New York State, wildlife rehabilitators are required to be licensed by the DEC to care for native wildlife. To care for animals without a permit is illegal.

Migratory birds, require a federal license for rehabilitation, issued by USFWS. All wild birds except exotic and introduced species, such as the European Starling and House Sparrow are included as migratory birds.

Birds of Prey: a carnivorous bird (as an eagle, hawk, falcon, owl or vulture) that feeds wholly or chiefly on meat taken by hunting or on carrion. Birds of prey, or raptors, are meat eaters and use their feet, instead of their beak, to capture prey. They have exceptionally good vision, a sharp, hooked beak, and powerful feet with curved, sharp talons.

Black Bears:The American black bear is the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability. Black bear fur is usually a uniform color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear on their chests.

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC): The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) was created on July 1, 1970 to combine in a single agency all state programs designed to protect and enhance the environment. Their mission is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being.

Animal Emergency?
If you have an animal
emergency that is not bear or bird of prey related?

Click Here for links to the DEC

If you find an
animal that appears to be orphaned or abandoned

Here's what you can do

Want to be a
Wildlife Rehabilitator?

Find out how

Liverpool Animal Health Center
 8205 Oswego Rd
Liverpool, NY 13090
(315) 622-2882

Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Inc., 211 Sutton Road, Pennellville, NY 13132, 315-695-6418