Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas, ARC, is a nonprofit organization that cares for orphaned and injured wildlife in Charlotte and the surrounding counties. We accept animals on a regular basis, directly or by referral from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control, the Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Humane Societies, The Carolina Raptor Center, veterinary offices, and concerned individuals. ARC is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers. We are supported totally through donations from the public and receive no city, county, state or federal funding. All animals are accepted free of charge and with no obligation to the caller.
ARC is dedicated to the care of orphaned and injured wildlife by:
- Providing professional medical treatment;
- Meeting the complete dietary and housing needs of each species:
- Supervising the complicated and delicate process of integration and
- Release of animals back into their natural habitats.
ARC volunteers hold all required state and/or federal rehabilitation permits
Rehabilitators work from their homes and are required to maintain the highest standards of animal care, overseen by ARC’s Board of Directors, and are encouraged to participate in ongoing educational programs offered by wildlife officials, veterinarians, IWRC & NWRA (national and international rehabilitation organizations).
We are currently not accepting avian (bird) calls. Bird calls will not be returned.
If you have found a raptor (i.e. Owl, Hawk, Eagle,Vulture) please call The Carolina Raptor Center at 704-875-6521 or visit their website for more information.
If you have found a water fowl ie (i.e. Duck, goose, heron) please call Carolina Waterfowl Rescue at 704.668.9486 or visit their website for more information.