Last night I found a young raccoon that was injured and did not know what to do. After a few phone calls, I was referred to the Wildlife Wishing Well (WWW).
It is run by Richard J. Wohlgemuth, Class II RVS Rehabilitator (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation License Number 23): http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/25027.html
With gloves I placed the injured creature into a box and drove to the WWW which was in a house not far from the Cayuga Medical Center. He listened to the heart and lungs of the racoon and informed me that the raccoon was sadly near death.
The organization’s website includes photos, a list of rehabilitators, ways to become a rehabber, and a means contribute to the organization: http://www.wildlifewishingwell.org/ Please contribute if you can: http://www.wildlifewishingwell.org/contribute/
Hopefully you’ll know what to do if you find an injured or abandoned raccoon, fox, skunk, bat or squirrel — or where to find those who rehab other species.
(photo from the WWW website)