No. We cannot mix wildlife with the domesticated animals in our shelter. We handle domesticated animals only – this includes livestock, such as cows, chickens, and horses (although we do not have the facilities to board them at the shelter). All wildlife complaints or concerns should be directed to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at (800) 292-7800.
If you found a baby animal, please do not disturb it. Mothers will typically leave babies so they can look for food, and they will usually come back to get them. If you move the baby animal, you are causing a problem, not helping them! If you know that the baby has been abandoned in a location for more than one day, you can call the DNR or the Howell Nature Center for information on what to do. Please be aware that the Howell Nature Center does not take in raccoons.