Phone number: 919-572-WILD (9453)
The goal of WildNet is to bridge the gap between citizens, animals, rehabilitators and veterinarians by building networks of communication between these groups.
What is WildNet? A volunteer-run hotline that is manned 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. WildNet gives the public immediate information about wildlife in need. When necessary, volunteers will also help with transportation of the animal to a rehabilitator or veterinarian. Piedmont Wildlife Center provides supplies and support for rehabilitators and veterinarians collaborating with WildNet, as needed.
Why we need volunteers:
- To educate the public on when an animal truly needs help.
- Provide the public with educational and resourceful information about wildlife through our wildlife hotline.
- To provide a transportation link between injured animals and rehabilitators.
- Support local rehabilitators through donations of food and materials.
- Develop a training manual for rescue techniques.
Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer registration form.
Collaboration with Rehabilitators and Vets is an important piece of WildNet
- Communicate with other rehabilitators to effectively share information and help develop WildNet into an essential resource.
- Provide rehabilitators with support, including training and needed supplies, to continue their much needed work.
- Link rehabilitators with veterinarians to provide low-cost wildlife care.
- Connect rehabilitators with volunteers to help manage the public, animals and supplies.
- Provide veterinary care to wildlife patients that need extensive care.
- WildNet will provide veterinarians with training opportunities.
- Gain experience working with local wildlife species.
- Receive recognition for their efforts, including media attention in special cases.
If you are a rehabilitator or veterinarian interested in WildNet, please fill out the approrpirate form: