Rita McMahon and Karen Heidgerd are the key rehabilitators for New York City’s wild birds. Rita is a television consultant who lends her time to save local birds. Karen is the Practice Manager at Animal General. Both of these caregivers are licensed to rehabilitate wilds birds by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. They have received a Federal Migratory Bird Permit License issued by the Department of the Interior. They have the full support of the veterinarians on staff as well as the full use of all medical facilities at Animal General. All of Animal General’s staff constitutes a network of dedicated people who volunteer emergency and rehab care for city birds and wildlife.
Animal General donates all costs for the medical services and we depend on donations from loving rescuers to provide food and medicine for the birds while they recuperate. Caring members of the community provide additional foster care, donations, and chauffeuring services for patients to other rehab centers.
The rehabilitators at the Wild Bird Fund see wild bird cases Monday through Saturday, from 1pm to 6pm. Please call 646-306-2862 for an appointment. We also encourage you to contact us if you have an interest in fostering wildlife in need.