Rescue * Rehabilitate * Release * Re-educate
Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic will always provide emergency services for injured wildlife. However, please be advised of the following changes to our policies:
1) Due to the inability to provide transportation to licensed rehabilitators and coupled with high volume demand, CEVC will no longer be able to admit non-injured or orphaned baby songbirds. In the event that you find a baby songbird with no obvious injuries, please do the following:
a) Watch the baby songbird from a secluded location to ensure it is not being tended to by its parents. Leaving the nest before being able to fly is part of the normal fledging process for all baby songbirds. In the majority of cases, a baby songbird walking on the ground is being fed and protected by its parents. Do not disturb these babies.
b) If the parents are injured or killed or if you know that no parents are tending to the baby, please attempt to reach a licensed songbird rehabilitator by contacting the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (A.W.A.R.E.) at 678-418-1111, or the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division at 770-918-6416.
2) If you have found other wildlife that is not in need of emergency care, please contact the following:
a) A.W.A.R.E. – accepts all species of injured, ill or orphaned wildlife (mammals, raptors, birds, and reptiles). Please call 678-418-1111 for assistance or check their website at www.awareone.org for more information on various species and to check their rehabilitator list. Native wildlife requiring rehabilitation is accepted every day of the year between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. A.W.A.R.E. is located at 4158 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30038. Wildlife needs to be brought to them, they can’t pick up.
b) Chattahoochee Nature Center- accepts ill or injured raptors, reptiles, and amphibians only. Contact them at 770-992-2055 (option #4) between the hours of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) and 12 p.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday). They are located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075. Wildlife needs to be brought to them, they can’t pick up.
c) Browse the GA Department of Natural Resources list of wildlife rehabilitators by county and species at http://georgiawildlife.com/sites/default/files/uploads/wildlife/hunting/pdf/special_permits/Wildlife_Rehabilitator_List.pdf