Injured or Orphaned Ducks and Geese

Injured or orphaned ducks and geese

Adults ducks and geese

If the duck or goose has a leg that is bent or otherwise misshapen, but the bird can still use the leg and is able to get away from you, the injury is probably old for treatment. Waterfowl generally are able to adapt fairly well to life with a crippled leg if they are still able to swim and fly.

Injured or Orphaned Deer

Injured or orphaned deer

Adult deer

Most injured deer are the victims of collisions with vehicles. Unfortunately, there are few medical options for injured adult deer. They are severely traumatized by being captured and their fear can result in further trauma or death.

Injured or Orphaned Bats

Injured or orphaned bats

If the bat has an obvious injury, is bleeding, looks sick, or the animal is attempting to move away but is falling over or circling, this animal needs immediate help. Please review our Emergency Care information.

If the animal is not injured and you have a nuisance situation, or are looking for more information please review the following solutions.

Injured or Orphaned Rabbits

Injured or orphaned rabbits

Adult rabbits

If the rabbit has an obvious injury, is bleeding, feels cold or looks sick, or the animal is attempting to move away but is falling over or circling, this animal needs immediate help. Please review our Emergency Care infromation.

Emergency Care

Emergency care of a wild animal

If you can walk up to a wild animal without it running or flying away, this animal may need your help. This applies to both adult and young animals. If the animal has an obvious injury, is bleeding, feels cold or looks sick, sits still with eyes closed, the animal is attempting to move away but is falling over, this animal needs immediate help. If the animal is not injured, review to the species information to further determine whether your wild animal needs assistance.

Injured or Orphaned Songbirds

Injured or orphaned songbirds

Baby birds

If the bird has an obvious injury, is bleeding, feels cold or looks sick, or the animal is attempting to move away but is falling over, this animal needs immediate help. Please review our Emergency Care information. 

If the animal is not injured, review this information to further determine whether your wild animal needs assistance.

Wildlife Resources

Wildlife resources

At the Animal Humane Society, every animal has a story, domestic or wild.

Together, with Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, Inc. (WRR), we accept and treat injured and orphaned wild animals at our Golden Valley site. We are the only humane society in Minnesota to hold a permit with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which allows us to have specially trained and licensed wildlife rehabilitators on staff. These technicians provide care and comfort to injured and orphaned wildlife.

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