Please note that we are licensed for mammals only and not licensed for birds, bats or reptiles.  For non-mammal emergencies, please contact the following:

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The Raptor Trust
(908) 903-9111


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Jackie Kasmeir
(908) 200-1040

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Woodlands Wildlife
(908) 730-8300

To find wildlife rehabilitators by county, please visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife licensed rehabilitator list.


Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary (ARWS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation and conservation center providing care to sick, orphaned and injured wildlife. We are licensed by the state of New Jersey to care for squirrels, opossums, bunnies, chipmunks, raccoon, skunks, porcupine, bear, foxes, fawns and other small mammals. ARWS is an all-volunteer run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newton, NJ in Warren County on 120 acres of preserved farmland. We rely on the generosity of public donations, as we do not receive any state or federal funding.


The mission of Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary is to provide care and treatment to sick, injured or orphaned wild animals, rehabilitate them back to their wild state so they can be returned to their natural habitat, actively educate the public to care for and support the ecosystems and the environment they share with wildlife, and to protect and preserve our native lands.

You can view previous ARWS events and other fun (and funny!) wildlife videos on our YouTube channel. Give our YouTube page a follow and support our mission of wildlife rehabilitation!

Richard Kane Conservation Award

Congratulations Kelly Simonetti recipient of the 2021 Rich Kane Conservation Award

Named for NJ Audubon’s retired vice president for Conservation this award is bestowed annually upon those whose achievements exemplify the profound positive impact local citizens can have in working together to safeguard our natural heritage for future generations.