"It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque.
The lives of animals are woven into our very being - closer than our own breathing
 - and our soul will suffer when they are gone."
                                                                                 Gary Kowalski


        * GOVERNMENT
                                   * WILDLIFE  REHABILITATORS *
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Beckham Bird Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 5301
Louisville, KY 40255-0301
KOS Birdline: (502) 326-0878
Email: [email protected]
Wild Bird Advocacy Raises money for conservation, nature and bird- related causes.
    Conducts field trips and annual bird counts

Buckley Hills Audubon Society
201 West Short Street - Suite 310
Lexington, KY 40507
Ph:  (859) 271-3022
Email:  [email protected]  (education contact)
Wildlife Advocacy  To build an organization to support environmental education,
     conservation and recreational programs  County Coverage: Anderson, Bourbon,
     Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott, Woodford. The Society is named after Clyde
     E. and  Emma Buckley, who founded the Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary in
    Frankfort, KY

Daviess County Audubon Society
c/o John Thacker
209 W. 4th Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
Email: [email protected]
Wildlife Advocacy   Has monthly field trips open to the public

Henderson Audubon Society
c/o  Marsha Sheckels
732 S. Adams Street
Henderson, KY  42420
Ph: (502) 826-4793
Wildlife Advocacy 

Jackson Purchase Audubon Society
c/o Kristi Hanson
726 Bellevue Drive
Paducah, KY 42001
Ph: (618) 564-3367 
Email:  [email protected]
Wildlife Advocacy

Kentucky Herpetological Society
Rescue Contact:  Eddie Boeckman  Ph: (502)  533-0708
Email:   [email protected]
Advocacy/Education/Rescue  Enhancing the education of members and the general
    public in Herpetology and Herpetoculture through the facilities of the Society,
    promoting conservation and quality care of all wildlife, herpetofauna in particular,
   whenever and wherever possible.,and providing information for the advancement
   of Herpetology

Kentucky Ornithological Society
Contact:  Lee McNeely
P. O. Box 463
Burlington, KY 41005
Wild Bird Advocacy   Seeks to create and increase interest in birds in Kentucky, and
    support the conservation of birds and their habitats. Participates in North American
    Migration Count

Louisville Audubon Society
c/o Carol Kaufmann
3745 Illinois Avenue
Louisville, KY  40213
Wildlife Advocacy

Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky Inc  RROKI
Email: [email protected]
Advocacy/Rehabilitation  To Rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned raptors, and
     increase public awareness about the importance of  raptors




Kentucky Teaming with Wildlife
Email:  [email protected]
Alliance  includes state fish & wildlife agencies, wildlife biologists, hunters, anglers,
     birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists who
     support the goal of restoring and conserving our nation's wildlife




Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary & Audubon Center
1305 Germany Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601-8257
Ph: (859) 873-5711
Sanctuary/Education  Only area managed by the National Audubon Society in
    Kentucky. Center offers a range of education programs each year, including
    teacher workshops, family events, field trips for school classes, internships,
    and off-site presentations

Central Kentucky Wildlife Rehabilitation 
Karen Bailey
Central Kentucky
Ph: (859) 983-4330
Email:  [email protected]
Emergencies:  For wildlife emergencies in Central Kentucky, please call
    Karen Bailey (mammals only) at (859) 983-4330 or Broadbent
    Wildlife Sanctuary at (270) 547-4200.
Education/Wildlife Rehabilitation Will provide education programs for your school or
    youth group free of charge.  The programs can be tailored to fit specific age groups
    and core requirements. To schedule a program, please call (859) 983-4330 or email
    [email protected]

James C.  Salato Wildlife Education Center  
KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources
1 Game Farm Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Ph: 1 (800)  858-1549
Education Programs
    Live birds are available for use in educational program
    Wild Wednesdays Children can take a Tyke Hike, create a nature notebook,
    explore animal homes and participate in other fun-filled
activities guided by Salato
    staff. Ages 6 and under. Registration and pre-payment required for each week. $10/child

    Contact: Kristy Stroud    
        Ph: (502) 564-7863
        Email: [email protected]

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort , KY 40601
Project Wild  Education interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education
     program emphasizing wildlife. The program is designed for educators of kindergarten
     through twelfth grade
        Contact:  Laura Burford
            Ph: (502) 564-4762.
            Email:  [email protected]

Raptor Rehabilitation of KY Inc   
Eileen Wicker
P.O. Box 18002
Louisville, KY 40261
Ph: (502) 491-1939
Email: [email protected]
Education Programs Have the following educational birds: Bald Eagle, Red Tailed
    Hawks, Broad-winged Hawks, Harris Hawk, Turkey Vulture,
American Kestrels,
    Peregrine Falcon, Barred Owls, Barn Owls, Eastern
Owls, Great Horned Owls and
    a Burrowing Owl




State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program (STWG)
Contact:  Danna Baxley
State Wildlife Grants/Research Coordinator
#1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
PH: 800-858-1549 x 460
Email:  [email protected]
Grant  Supports projects that help prevent fish and wildlife from declining to the point of
    being threatened or endangered.  Primary emphasis of this program is on conservation
    of non-game fish and wildlife. KDFWR is providing an opportunity for conservation
    organizations and universities to receive a portion of the STWG program funds through
    a competitive granting process




Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Schenkel Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
Pone: 502-573-2886
Fax: 502-573-2355
Email: [email protected]
Government Commission To protect Kentucky's natural heritage by (1) identifying,
    acquiring and managing natural areas that represent the best known occurrences
    of rare native species, natural communities and significant natural features in a
    statewide nature preserve system; (2) working with others to protect biological
    diversity; and (3) educating Kentuckians as to the value and purpose of nature
   preserves and biodiversity conservation

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Sportsman's Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
Ph:  (800) 858-1549
Email:  [email protected]
Government Department  State-funded department in charge of regulating fishing,
     boating and hunting in the Commonwealth of Kentucky



Acquisition of Migratory Bird Reservations

Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Importing, transporting or possessing endangered species of wildlife

Local governments' authority to regulate holding of inherently dangerous wildlife -List of inherently dangerous wildlife

Nongame fish and wildlife fund

Propagation and holding of protected wildlife -Permits

Recreation Areas Designated Wildlife Sanctuaries

Special permit for incorporated nonprofit wildlife conservation organization


Fayette County  Dangerous Animals

Fayette County  Killing squirrels, rabbits and birds

Bellefonte  Animal Sanctuary Ordinance

Bowling Green   Animals: Wild and Exotic

Columbia  Animals: Stinging Insects:  Bee Keeping

Covington    Revised Animal Control Ordinance

Georgetown  Keeping of wild animals prohibited

Lexington  Dangerous Animals

Lexington  Killing squirrels, rabbits and birds




Kentucky Audubon Council
PO Box 22378
Lexington KY  40522
Email: [email protected]
Wildlife Advocacy   To serve as an effective support and coordinating organization to the
    Commonwealth's Audubon Society Chapters and Members of the National Audubon

Murray Sate University Wildlife & Fisheries Society
Email:  [email protected]
Organization  To inform young wildlifers about possible careers and current
    wildlife issues


Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Ph: 1-800-385-9712 (toll-free 24/7)
Email: [email protected]
Advocacy/Lobbying To protect species and the habitats upon which they depend. In doing so,
     we focus on preserving the health of our nation's rich biological heritage (biodiversity)

In Defense of Animals
3010 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
Ph: (415) 448-0048
Fax: 415-454-1031
Email:  [email protected]
Pet Theft Hotline: 800 STOLEN PET
Advocacy   To end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by protecting and advocating for the
    rights, welfare, and habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond mere property,
    commodities, or things

National Audubon Society
225 Varick Street
7th floor
New York, NY 10014
Ph: (212) 979-3000
Advocacy/Education To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife,
     and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity

National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5362
Ph: 1-800-822-9919
Advocacy  Inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future




Kentucky Herpetological Society Herp Rescue
Rescue Contact:  Eddie Boeckman  Ph: (502)  533-0708
Email:   [email protected]
Contacts for rescues involving nuisance animals such as snakes and
    other wild amphibians and reptiles:   
              Will Bird  
                    Ph: (502) 479-0619   Email: [email protected]
             Phil Peak 
                    Ph:  (502) 933-9807  Email:  [email protected]
              Jesse  Tipton  
                   Ph:  (502) 445-4723
Advocacy/Education/Rescue A service provided by members to assist in relocating
    captives that can no longer be taken care of properly, in addition to capturing and
    relocating wild reptiles and amphibians that are a nuisance on your property.
    Please do not contact these members  in order to "sell" animals




Amazing Acres  Natalie Allison
3445 Deason Road
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
   (Christian County) - Kentucky Western Region
Phone: (270) 881-2445cell
Phone2: (270) 889-4568cell
Email: [email protected]

My Space:
Wildlife Rehabilitation  Wildlife Species: raccoon, deer, fox, squirrels, ducks,  turkey, mink, skunk, chipmunks, opossums, rabbits Specialty: great results
with deer and raccoons

Bluegrass Wildlife Rescue
151 Country Dr.
Hustonville, KY 40437
Ph:  (606) 346-217     2nd Phone:  (859) 236-837
Email: [email protected]
Wildlife Rehabilitator  Experienced care for squirrel, rabbit, fox, raccoon, opossum,  fawn and other small native species. Specializing in infant and orphan care.  Emergency Care and Transport for all song birds and raptors. All animals are  released into protected areas. Serving Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer, Garrad, Casey counties

Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary
100 Guston-Bewleyville Road
Irvington, KY  40146

Ph: (270) 547-4200
Email:  [email protected]
Emergencies: If you find a sick or injured wild animal call: (270) 547-4200 Licensed rehabilitators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Rescue/Sanctuary  Rescues sick, injured and orphaned wildlife throughout the state of Kentucky. Providing food, housing, medical & surgical treatment and
compassionate care to all our patients through out the rehabilitation process. Those who, for medical reasons, cannot be released become permanent residents and assist us with educational programs for area schools, camps and civic organizations. We also provide a haven for abandoned and abused exotic birds/animals and horses.

Central Kentucky Wildlife Rehabilitation  Karen Bailey
Georgetown, KY
Ph: (859) 983-4330
[email protected]
Emergencies:  (859) 983-4330 or [email protected] (Please call if you have a wildlife emergency. Email is usually only checked once daily.) or Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary at (270) 547-4200
Education/Wildlife Rehabilitation  Dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Kentucky's orphaned, injured, sick and displaced wildlife. Specializes in orphan raccoons, groundhogs (woodchucks), and skunks.  However, we will take in other mammals including deer, foxes, opossums, beavers, squirrels, chipmunks, bobcats and coyotes. Has links to contacts in and outside of Kentucky on website. Located in Scott County (Georgetown) and serves the Central Kentucky area including the following counties:  Fayette (Lexington), Woodford (Versailles), Bourbon (Paris), Franklin (Frankfort), Jessamine (Nicholasville), Harrison (Cynthiana), Anderson (Lawrenceburg), Mercer (Harrodsburg) and Clark (Winchester).

Raptor, Inc.  

1586 Covered Bridge Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Ph: (513) 825-3325
If you find an injured bird of prey, and you are in the Greater Cincinnati area, confine the bird only if you can do so safely. Call RAPTOR, Inc. at 825-3325 as soon as possible. If you are not in this area, you can call your local Fish & Wildlife officer, local Zoo or local Park District.
Wildlife Rehabilitator   Wildlife Species: raptors

Raptor Rehabilitation of KY, Inc    Eileen Wicker
Louisville, KY
Ph: (502) 491-1939
Email: [email protected]
If you encounter a raptor that appears to be injured or ill, call us at 502-491-1939 or call your local Fish and Wildlife Office.  It may be possible for someone to pick up the bird.
Wildlife Rehabilitator 
Rehabilitate injured raptors, raise orphaned raptors, and Increase public awareness about the importance of raptors. Wildlife Species: Fostering of young raptors

Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge & Educational Facility 
Old Danville Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356 - Kentucky North Central Region
Ph: (859) 887-2256  
Fax: 1-859-273-4025
Email: [email protected] 
Sanctuary/Wildlife Rehabilitation
To help innocent animals find a world that was safe, free from abuse and a permanent sanctuary for those that could not be released back into the wild. Wolf Run has grown into a state and USDA licensed educational facility that houses Kentucky native wildlife as well as African lions to South American cougars, from Wolves and Coyotes to our native Whitetail deer.  We work to offer each of them an existence that closely mimics their natural habitats.  Wildlife Species: Large cats and wolves, but have experience with nearly all animals

Woodland Wildlife Rehabilitation
297 N Woodland Dr,
Radcliff, KY
Ph:  (270) 351-3509
Wildlife Rehabilitation 
We provide professional and humane care to injured, orphaned and distressed wildlife . Our goal is always to return the animal to the wild.Annually we rehabilitate 900 - 1200 birds and 250 - 300 mammals.

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Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead
3200 Tucker Station Road
Louisville, KY  40299
Ph:  (502) 266-9802
Fax:  (502)  266-9882
Email:   [email protected]
Nature Preserve/Homestead Integrates education, agriculture, nature and historic
     preservation with visitor programs, a few private residences, a neighborhood
     garden, and community activities
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP). This initiative has replaced fields
    dominated by fescue with wildflowers and native warm season grasses, which
    are favored by a variety of different animals

Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 387
100 Guston-Bewleyville Road
Irvington, Kentucky 40146
Ph: (270) 547-4200
Email:  [email protected]
Sanctuary Sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary & Audubon Center
1305 Germany Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601-8257
Ph: (859) 873-5711
Sanctuary/Education  Only area managed by the National Audubon Society
Kentucky. Encourages native flora and fauna. It also provides an active
    environmental education program.features 374 acres with nature trails and a
    bird blind for wildlife and bird watching

Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge
Carpenter Creek Road
Parksville, KY 40464
Ph: (859) 236-6537  or  (859) 236-4690
Refuge  A 500-acre preserve, located 13 miles from Danville. a protected area for
     the enjoyment and study of nature in its many fascinating forms-a large typical
     area of Boyle County set aside as a permanent sanctuary for plant and animal
     forms native to Central Kentucky

Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 89
91 U.S. Highway 641N
Benton, KY 42025
Ph:   (270) 527-5770
Fax:  (270) 527-5052
Email: [email protected]
Refuge  8,500 acres located in Marshall, McCracken, and Graves County, KY. 
     Only National Wildlife Refuge located solely within the State of Kentucky.  
     The primary public use opportunities for the refuge are: Hunting and fishing,
     Wildlife observation and photography, Hiking, and Wildlife education and
     interpretation programs

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve
12501 Harmony Landing Road
Goshen, KY 40026
Ph; (502) 228-4362 or (502) 228-4367
(502) 228-4362 (fax)
Email:   [email protected]
Nature Preserve  168 acres with a wide variety of trees, wildflowers and shrubs;
    woodlands, wetlands, and meadows of native grasses; springs, songbirds, and
    a meandering stream; wildlife in their natural habitat

Kentucky Bird and Reptile Sanctuary
P.O. Box 421,
Vine Grove, KY 40175
Email:  [email protected]
  Exotic birds, reptiles, arachnids, insects, and aquatic
--Domestic and native animals depending on species

Primate Rescue Center, Inc.
5087 Danville Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Ph: (859) 858-4866
Fax: (859) 858-0044
Emaill:   [email protected]
Sanctuary  Primates  To alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs
     by providing sanctuary, referral, ending the trade in Primates, assisting in
     appropriate placement and/or encouraging compliance with animal welfare statutes

Saunders Springs Nature Preserve
Between 31W and Fort Knox
(entrance off North Wilson Road)
Ph: 270-351-1875
Email:  [email protected]
Nature Preserve   26 heavily forested acres.  Opportunities for nature study, hiking, picnics,
    and historic interpretation

Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge & Educational Facility, Inc.
7376 Old Danville Rd.
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Ph:  (859) 887-woof
Email: [email protected]
Sanctuary Wildlife that could not be released back into the wild