Get Involved

How You Can Help

01. Save a Life

Call us, or another licensed rehabilitator, immediately when you have discovered an animal in distress. Gloves should always be used when catching and containing. The animal must be secured in a container they cannot escape from with an old tee shirt or fleece material. Please remember to use gloves when handling wildlife. DO NOT give anything by mouth, including water. The animal should be kept warm, dark and quiet—away from people and pets to minimize stress.

CT DEEP Directory of Wildlife Rehabilitators

Animal Help Now (Nationwide Directory) 

02. Be a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Nutmeg Acres! We are an approved site for apprentice hours for those pursuing their CT Wildlife Custodial Appointment. Please send us an email if you would like to find out more information.


 03. Make a Donation

You can help give wildlife the second chance they deserve. Donations are greatly appreciated and help save wildlife in Connecticut. Your donation is needed for items such as food, veterinary care, medical and animal care supplies that are critical in saving wildlife that come into care.We rely on generous donations from people like you to help return injured and orphaned wildlife to the wild!


04. Spread the Word

We invite you to follow us on our social media accounts where we share animal updates and provide education regarding wildlife and wildlife conflicts.

Amazon Wish List

If you are interested in providing our wild patients with items they need, please visit our Amazon wish list to browse our most needed items. Depending on the time of year, or species in care, this list will vary.