Injured Wildlife Protocol


*Hardin County Conservation offers no professional or legal wildlife rehabilitation services.*

We are only equipped to handle certain species of wildlife such as raptors and young or medium sized mammals.

Signs of Sick or Injured Wildlife

  • Slow, lethargic behavior
  • Severely malnourished or emaciated
  • Inactivity 
  • Discharge from eyes or mouth
  • Any visible injuries
  • Flightless avian species
  • Parents of young known to be deceased


Any and all juvenile wildlife are not to be assumed abandon. Please leave them be unless you have evidence or proof of deceased maternal care. 

We kindly ask that for the best care for sick or injured wildlife that you please defer to the references below:

If you have found sick or injured wildlife:

Black Hawk Wildlife