We strive to provide local availability
of care and rehabilitation for
orphaned and injured wildlife, and are
organized and operated to facilitate
and educate the community
through this service.
SIWRA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting of individuals who care for injured and orphaned wildlife in Southeast Iowa. All rehabilitators on our list are licensed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
If you find injured or orphaned wildlife, the following information is provided to help you make a reasoned decision about how to help, or whether your help is needed. The information here is listed for species most commonly found.
until you have talked to a rehabilitator.
If you strike a deer on the highway, you should report it to the highway patrol (911).
By law, ONLY a county conservation officer or other law enforcement officer can dispatch an injured deer.
They can also issue a deer tag should you want to harvest the animal.
For other animals you can contact your county conservation officer or one of the rehabilitators in your area.
See Rescue Contacts (top of page) for links to their contact information.
Licensed educators may be available to provide presentations to your classes or groups about wildlife in Iowa and wildlife rehabilitation. Contact Dr. Jean Fitzgerald (see Rescue Contacts).
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