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What to do if you have found injured wildlife...

Please call us before trying to help injured wildlife. We can provide specific advice on how to proceed without you or the animal getting hurt.

Once we’ve determined the animal needs help, transport the injured wildlife to us or another licensed rehabilitator as soon as possible; use the care information we provided you and never use information on care or feeding found on unlicensed websites.

If you find a baby animal or bird leave it alone for its mother to return. Baby birds can be returned to their nest, if it's accessible.

Before picking up a baby bird, PLEASE read our I Found a Baby Bird flow chart document.

Never put your own safety at risk trying to help an animal. Wild animals will defend themselves when approached regardless of your good intentions.

Also please read this article: What to do with the injured bird in your hands?

Please call us with questions: Wildlife Specialist (801)814-7888

Please NEVER use email or Facebook regarding sick or injured wildlife, these injuries MUST be taken care of immediately and due to our workload we may not see and respond to your comment for many days.

PLEASE DO call and if you cannot get through at first please keep trying. During the summer we will receive 150 phone calls every day—we ask for your patience and understanding in order that we may help the wildlife needing our services. Thank you.

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“Man believes he must manage the wilderness for the wilderness’ sake. Wilderness: a perfect example of eons of successful self-management and yet man shall “manage” it to death.”
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