Dr. Parrott is federally and state licensed for wildlife rehabilitation and is on call for the State of Florida Wildlife Fish & Game Commission. At St. Charles Veterinary Hospital we are trained in wildlife rehabilitation and treat those injured animals who are capable of being treated and released.
It is extremely important to leave wildlife where they belong… in the wild! If you happen to see wildlife, particularly babies, leave them alone. Chances are their mother has been scared away and will return to her babies once the perceived predator has gone away. You may wish to go back at another time to check on these babies to see if the mother has returned, and only at this time should you attempt to rescue such wildlife. Never disturb wildlife in their natural environment in an attempt at doing a good deed if a mother may be close by waiting to retrieve her young.
If you happen to find a wild animal who is truly injured you may bring it to St. Charles Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Parrott will make every attempt to treat and rehabilitate the animal if it is capable of a full recovery. We will not pick up any wildlife as it is the responsibility of those who find the injured animal to bring it to our clinic located at 2360 North Blvd. West, Davenport, Florida 33837. You may also reach us by phone at (863) 438-6600. Also, please be aware that any injured wildlife not capable of a full recovery must be euthanized per state law.