How to Handle a Wildlife Emergency

Animals are so busy this time of year caring for their young that they don’t always see the car coming, and they can get in other kinds of danger too. So if you see an injured animal, what should you do? Should you pick up a bird that has just been hit by a car? What about a baby squirrel that is alone and appears abandoned? Should you feed them? Sometimes the answers to these questions aren’t very obvious, and in one’s impulse to help it is possible to make a situation worse for the animal, and possibly dangerous for yourself.

Find out the best ways to deal with wildlife emergencies, right here.

Fortunately, the Internet has a wealth of information to teach us how to handle such an emergency. Here are a few:

By Annie B. Bond

66 comments

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

Thank you for the important information. (p, t)

Mm M.
MmAway M.3 years ago

Thank you Annie for posting this. Extremely important! I will keep this ~ last time I was rushing like a mad person to find a place that would take a Morning Dove that fell out of the nest. And had all of the numbers for help on one sheet of paper, dang where did that paper go?

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Mark Tarrant
Past Member 3 years ago

There is support out there, its knowing where to find it so this article is so important, Thanks.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Marie W.
Marie W.4 years ago

Need more local info- but this a good start.

Jason Green
Jason Green4 years ago

Great information that all animal lovers need thank you

Mel M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for the info

Serena Alonzi
4 years ago

thank you!

gary c.
Gary C.4 years ago

Thankyou for the info...Thankyou....