The Wildlife Hotline is a group of wildlife rehabilitators in Missouri and Illinois that offers the public assistance with wildlife conflict humane resolutions, general educational information, sick, injured and orphaned wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, referral, and re-release back to the wild when they are old enough or well enough to survive on their own. The hotline is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days per week by our all-volunteer staff of wildlife professionals. This free public service is available for conservation, police, fire, and animal control departments, other animal rescue groups, humane societies, nature centers, as well as the general public. The Hotline is comprised of 100+ wildlife rehabilitators across the states of Missouri & Illinois. Many of our residents have true compassion for animals, even wild ones, but are in need of guidance to learn the right ways to handle wildlife conflicts. The Wildlife Hotline offers a 'one call' solution for all human vs wildlife conflicts. We are also the only 24 hour rescue service in our area that works with wildlife of ALL species. Wildlife rescues are sometimes necessary not only for the animal's welfare, but also to ensure the public's safety. In 2013 our organization took in over 1000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients. Over 90% of our patients are successfully re-released back to the wild after being in our care.