April 15, 2011
Spring is slowly inching its way into our backyards and parks which means you'll start to see an increase in wildlife activity. Turn to Animal Humane Society for assistance if you find injured or orphaned wildlife.
The Wildlife department at Animal Humane Society accepts and treats injured and orphaned wild animals at our Golden Valley facility. We have specially trained and licensed wildlife rehabilitators on staff to provide care and comfort to injured and orphaned wild animals.
Last year we provided assistance to more than 2,500 wild animals. Each was given care and sent home with licensed rehabilitators or kept in-house for continued treatment.
We see a wide range of species from bats and turtles to deer and muskrat, but 90% of all the animals that came in last year can be grouped into the following species: rabbits, birds, gray squirrels, mallard ducks, and raccoons.
For information on what to do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife, or for advice on dealing with nuisance wild animals, click here. For additional assistance call our Wildlife Hotline at (763) 489-2223.
Animal Humane Society Lead Wildlife Technician Laura Nelson-Schneck recently visited KARE 11 to provide tips on what to do if you find injured or orphaned wildlife. Click below to view the segment.