If you need help between 6 pm and 10 am —
Call (262) 248-5055 and leave a message (see below). We will return your call in the morning.
In the meantime, this is what you can do:
Fellow Mortals works with all birds and most mammals. We cannot help with raccoon, fox, coyote, bat, skunk or turtle.
Wisconsin DNR Phone No: 1-888-936-7463
Baby birds are not fed overnight. Baby mammals can go without feeding overnight.
What babies need is warmth and quiet until you get them to a rehabilitator.
Contain the baby. Provide warmth using a hot water bottle or heating pad set on low. Do not use a heat lamp—it can burn the baby.
Do not attempt to feed the baby. If it is too cold, too dehydrated, or too injured, you will cause further harm. If the baby dies overnight, it will not be because it wasn’t fed.
Please have your phone with you in the morning so that you don’t miss our call.
Fellow Mortals is not funded by your tax dollars, which is why we don’t have 24-hour staff. If you keep the animal contained, warm, and quiet overnight, we will be able to help tomorrow. If the animal passes overnight, you will still have made a difference by providing a safe and peaceful place.
Please leave all of the following information in your message —
Your full name
Your phone number
Your complete mailing address
The city and state you’re calling from
The type of animal and the reason you rescued it