Certain animals should only be handled by experienced rescuers, particularly if they are ill or injured. Disturbing animals could lead to further injury and you could put yourself at risk of bites or attacks, as well.
Many times, the finder provides an animal’s only chance of getting the help they need. If you must intervene
Keep a turtle in a box with a damp towel or rag underneath them to provide some moisture. Please do not put the turtle in water, and do not attempt to repair a broken shell.
Keep in a covered, ventilated box or crate. Wild birds injure themselves in birdcages, but cardboard boxes with air holes work very well for them. A towel on the bottom of the box for the bird to stand on is ideal but not necessary.
Please resist the temptation to feed baby birds because inexperienced feeding can often have fatal results.
Keep in an escape-proof box. If possible, place a towel or blanket in the box to keep them comfortable. Please resist the temptation to feed an animal.
Please resist the temptation to feed baby mammals – inexperienced feeding will often have fatal results.
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