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How to Handle a Wildlife Emergency

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:

Read more: Nature, Nature & Wildlife

By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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4:13PM PDT on May 3, 2013

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

3:44PM PDT on May 3, 2013

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?

1:05PM PST on Feb 28, 2013


2:19AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

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

3:39AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thanks for the info.

10:38PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Need more local info- but this a good start.

9:41AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Great information that all animal lovers need thank you

7:42AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Thanks for the info

9:28AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

thank you!

7:03PM PST on Dec 9, 2011

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

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Thanx for the good info...will have to talk to my doctor.


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Sounds great, thank you for sharing!

Well, that's a way to see avocados in a whole new light. Not to mention shape and size. Thanks.


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