Rehabilitation Contacts Outside the Triangle Area

This is a list of rehabilitators and other organizations within the state of North Carolina which we have approved of and are fully licesed for the kinds of animals they accept. These organizations have all given us their permission to post their information on our website. This list is also constantly growing as we await permission to publish from several clinics and as more contacts are made. If you do not see a contact closer to you than our own facility, or you live outside of North Carolina, please first check one of the other “Resource Links”. If you still can not find a rehabilitator closer to your location then please call the PWC Hospital at (919)572-9453. There is a slight chance we have a phone number to give you that we lack permission to publish.  Please use the information we have provided on our “What to do” page until you are able to reach a rehabilitator.

North Carolina Contacts: (listed alphabetically by county)county


Carteret County

  • Independent Rehabber:Douglass Swanson
Beaufort, North Carolina
(252) 728-2939
Can Accept: songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, small mammals (opossum and smaller), reptiles
Additional Information: I work in close conjuction with Wild ARC of New Bern, a center treating over 800 patients yearly. (still awaiting permission from Wild ARC to publish information.)


Mecklenberg and Union County (Charlotte Metro Area)
  • Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Contact: Mathias Englemann
(704) 875-6521 x 111
Can Accept: raptors
  • Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
P.O. Box 1484
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Contact: Jennifer Gordon
(704) 668-9486
Can Accept: adult birds or precocial birds of any age
Additional Information: We do not take mammals or baby songbirds. We intake raptors in Union County for stabilization and then transfer them to Carolina Raptor Center. We prefer people call CRC first with raptors, then if they can’t arrange transport we will intake and stabilize. We have the same arrangement with Carolina Wild Care for songbirds.


Onslow County
  • Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary
119 Doe Drive
Hubert, NC 28539
Contact: Toni O’Neil, Director
(910) 326-6432
Can Accept: songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, small mammals (opossum and smaller)
Additional Information: We also rescue domestic waterfowl by working with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue and through the Duck Network.


Randolph County
  • Valerie Schindler Wildlife Rehabilitation Center @ NC Zoo
Asheboro, North Carolina
Contact: Halley Buckanoff
(336) 879-7644
Can Accept: songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, small mammals, large mammals (does not inlcude deer), reptiles

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