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  Our Adoptees, or Wards:

Some of our adoptees, or wards, come to us having been orphaned, some have been rescued from people who tried to make pets of them, and most of them are injured. Our sole purpose is to help them mend and get strong enough to be released back into the wild, where they belong. It is their natural environment, and all healthy wild born creatures should be allowed to stay wild and free.

Great Horned Owl Chicks
Great Horned Owl Chicks
Raptors: "Birds of Prey" - Most baby raptors come in having fallen from the nest. They were either found after a storm, or they fell out because curiosity got them too close to the edge. The grown Hawks and Owls that are brought to us have been shot or hit by a car. Barn Owl Chicks
Barn Owl Chicks
Pelican
Brown Pelican
Water Fowl: Pelican babies will try to test their wings or follow a parent. They are not strong enough to fly far, so they will glide on the wind and lose their bearing. They will land and walk around looking for something familiar. Grown Pelicans come to us with fish hooks and line or plastic wrapped around them. The geese that are brought to us usually have been shot.
fawns
Fawns
MAMMALS:
Many baby deer (fawns) are found alone in the woods and picked up by well meaning hikers. Others have often been injured by bush-hogs or cars. Federal Agents bring us some that they have confiscated from poachers. Many of the Baby Raccoons were found in people's attics.
baby raccoon
Baby Raccoon

bunnies and pelicans
Wild Rabbits & Pelican
HECKHAVEN also takes in EXOTICS: Ferrets, Sugar Gliders, Rabbits, PotBelly Pigs, Parrots, etc. which people buy and then "get tired of them." PLEASE, PLEASE, read, talk to owners, learn about the animals, and consider your lifestyle and time available before you take on the responsibilities of an Exotic Pet.

baby fox
Baby Fox
Mink, Opossum, Squirrels, Foxes, Nutria, Wild Rabbits, etc. - Young or old, they all come in afraid and hurt (mentally or physically). - We try to do our best with each of them.

Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center relies on donations. Please check-out our WebPage about us and our information WebPages. If you decide to help, you can adopt an animal, make a condolence donation, or help out with any donation you can. Your generosity makes our purpose possible, and every dollar counts towards the care and feeding of our adoptees and wards. baby mink
Baby Mink

 
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