Injured animal or bird, what to do:
- Please ensure not to scare the partially mobile animal into an area where it won’t be possible to help it any further. Animals are scared of people.
- Observe and identify the species. Whenever it is difficult to identify the kind of the animal just make sure that you note the size, color and the markings of the animal and try to take a photo when possible.
Catching injured wildlife:
- Please note that animals don’t understand that you want to help them and they will try to protect themselves. Animals with teeth can BITE; feet will scratch, and a bird’s beak or claws can also be harmful. So please attempt to catch an injured animal only when you understand how to do it.
- Before handling the injured animal please ensure that you wear gloves.
- To minimize the stress please approach the injured animal slowly and keep calm.
- Put a towel, blanket, or pullover over the head of the animal. This will help calm the animal and in turn facilitate and easier capture. In the case of birds you will need to secure the wings to prevent further injuries.
- Store the injured animal in a cage or cardboard box with several holes for ventilation and a lining of soft towels, clean cloth or several newspapers. Put the cardboard box or cage in a dark, well ventilated room without any noise or disturbance.
DO NOT OFFER ANY FOOD OR DRINK (WATER, MILK) TO AN INJURED ANIMAL.
This may cause an early death.
PLEASE CALL OUR RESCUE CENTER IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU FIND AN INJURED WILD ANIMAL!