Help! I Found a Wildlife
Your Tailors Wildlife Rescue Group Inc. Resource Center
When To Immediately Intervene
Noticeable wounds or bruising
Attacked or grabbed by another animal
Cold or lethargic
Approaching or following you or someone else.
Without or slightly furred
After determining the wildlife needs your assistance
Getting Ready For Transport
4 Important Steps
Place the wildlife in a secure container
Always use the proper precautions.
Injured or otherwise compromised wildlife may attempt to bite or scratch. Especially if they are scared or in pain.
If possible, using gloves, towel or a T-shirt and with personal safety in mind. Place the wildlife in a secure well-ventilated container. You can line the container using an old T-shirt or other soft material as bedding.
Also, covering or enclosing the container so that the wildlife can not see out will help cause a calming effect, while awaiting transport.
This will help start the stabilizing process
Young wildlife especially eyes closed babies cannot regulate their body temperature to stay warm and will need a supplement heat source.
You can do this by using:
Rice Socks- A sock or socks filled with rice and microwaved for approximately 30 seconds to a minute depending on your microwave. Please make sure that the rice sock is not too hot which may cause burns.
Heating Pad- Set on low and placed under half the container.
It is also a good idea to leave enough room should the animal want to escape the heat source.
DO NOT -Use water bottles or anything that can cause the reverse effect once cooled down.
DO NOT - Leave an eyes closed baby or any wildlife in the sun. This can cause severe dehydration and make them susceptible to fly eggs and/or predators which, will further compromise or possibly kill the animal.
Lessens shock, fear, stress & possible death
Keep the animal in a quiet area away from children and pets. This will help prevent further shock and start the stabilizing process until a wildlife rehabilitator can get back to you.
This is important: Noise and activity can cause extreme stress in an already debilitated and scared wildlife. In some cases, it can kill or severely compromise the wildlife. Lessening our chances of saving it.
4) NO FOOD OR WATER
Can cause choking or aspiration.
Improper diets can deadly.
Please DO NOT give any food or water unless instructed to do so, as this can seriously compromise the wildlife further.
Feeding inappropriate food can be deadly.
NEVER offer Cows milk or Baby Formula.
Stay away from eyedroppers, store-bought pet bottles or other inappropriate implements. Animals have a tendency to take in tiquid to quickly causeing choking or aspiration.