IMPORTANT: Due to COVID safety protocols, we are currently closed to the public. Wildlife patients are accepted by appointment. Please call or text 973-800-2420 for more info.


Due to COVID-19 safety protocols we are currently not open to the public. Visits are by appointment only. If you have a wildlife emergency, please call or text (973) 800-2420. We cannot respond to social media or emails for wildlife emergencies.

We are licensed by the state of New Jersey to care for bear, foxes, porcupine, fawns, raccoon, skunks, squirrels, bunnies, groundhogs, and other small mammals only. 

For bird, bat or reptile emergencies:

Bats: Jackie Kashmer (908) 200-1040
Birds: The Raptor Trust (908) 903-9111
Reptiles: Woodlands Wildlife Refuge (908) 730-8300

ARWS Hours:
Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–3:00PM

ARWS Directions:
For the most accurate GPS directions to our facility, please use the free WAZE app.

Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary
52 County Road 661
Newton, NJ 07860