If you have found wildlife in urgent need of rescue,
please contact Tidewater Wildlife Rescue at 757-255-8710 or
Wildlife Response at 757-543-7000.
If you have found injured wildlife such that is actively bleeding or wounded, safely place wildlife in a carrier or shoebox and bring to the Virginia Beach SPCA during regular operating hours as listed below. Please ensure that wildlife is safely secured in a lined box or carrier and please do not provide wildlife with food or water. Do not approach injured or bleeding raccoons, foxes, or bats; instead, please contact Tidewater Wildlife Rescue or Wildlife Response.
Wildlife Receiving Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
If you have found injured wildlife outside of the Virginia Beach SPCA’s wildlife receiving hours, you may take injured wildlife to Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital. Please note that Bay Beach cannot accept uninjured, baby wildlife. Again, Bay Beach cannot accept uninjured, baby wildlife.
If you have found what you believe to be orphaned baby wildlife, please read the below information in its entirety before taking any action.
If you have found a baby animal with a dead parent, please call Tidewater Wildlife Rescue at 757-255-8710 or Wildlife Response at 757-543-7000 to connect with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator who can provide further assistance.
For a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators in your area, please visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) website here.
Please note that the VBSPCA Wildlife Referral Line will no longer be monitored by a live person and any text messages and/or voicemails will not be seen or heard. Please call Tidewater Rescue at 757-255-8710 or Wildlife Response at 757-543-7000 for further assistance.
Thank you for your concern and compassion for the wildlife of our community.
The Virginia Beach SPCA is grateful for the partnership with Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital, who have donated their time and resources to assist us in the care and emergency treatment of local wildlife outside of the Virginia Beach SPCA’s normal operating hours. Please help us respect Bay Beach and take only wildlife in need of urgent medical care to their location.
We strongly advocate coexistence with wildlife and work to educate and assist the community in understanding the nature of wildlife conflicts so that humane solutions can be utilized. The majority of wildlife conflicts can be resolved, and we strongly discourage trapping and relocation. Studies have shown that both methods are ineffective in addressing problems on a long-term basis, and may even result in higher wildlife populations.