Wildlife Rehabilitation

Since 1982, the Howell Nature Center is home to Michigan’s largest wildlife rehabilitation clinic – taking in approximately 4,000 wild animals per year from all over Michigan.


From orphaned baby squirrels to owls with fractured wings, we strive to provide quality care with the hopes of rehabilitation and release back to the wild. We are licensed through the USFWS, DNR and USDA. This vital community service is only possible through the compassion of those citizens who bring us wildlife in need and the generosity of our community which provides financial support.

Before bringing in any wildlife, please contact our helpline. Often, we can assist without you needing to bring in the animal. Our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Click here to learn what to do if you have found an animal.

Please do not email about wildlife emergencies. All wildlife concerns should be directed to our Wildlife Helpline at 517-548-5530.

Support our Wildlife

All of the wildlife patients Howell Nature Center receives each year are funded by the generosity of our community. These animals could not be helped without YOU. The animals, as well as us, thank you deeply for your continued support.