A core part of our Mission is Conservation through Education. This page can hopefully provide some resources regarding pets and native wildlife.
This page is not a substitute for veterinary advice. If you have concerns about your pet please contact a licensed Veterinarian.
What if I find injured Wildlife?
Co-existing with local wildlife is amazing yet sometimes creates conflicts and wildlife end up in areas they aren’t supposed to be or in need of some assistance. We hope the resources below may be useful.
Watch and wait:
The absence of a parent does not necessarily mean a wildlife baby has been abandoned.
To deter predators, some mammals (like deer and rabbits) only visit their young every 12 hours.
If you’ve found a nest, place an “X” of sticks over the entrance and check back later to see if the sticks were disturbed (meaning the parents returned to feed the babies).
Warmth and isolation:
For safety, always wear gloves when rescuing a wild mammal.
If the baby is confirmed abandoned or orphaned, place inside a box in a quiet, dark place away from pets and children until you can bring to a licensed rehab facility for treatment.
Keep the baby warm by placing half of the box on a heating pad set on low.
Do not attempt to treat or raise a native animal on your own. You can often do more harm than good and it is against the law to keep a native animal without the proper permits. Use these tips in the interim to determine if wildlife needs help & to get them to a Licensed Rehab Facility.
Pets! The Four-legged Members of our Family
Many things that are okay for humans or familiar to humans can be toxic or scary for our pets.
Knowledge is power and Education is key! For:
“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”
— Baba Dioum (1968)