What Not To Do
When faced with a problematic intruder or an injured wild animal, there are some actions that are never appropriate.
Do Not Use Poisons
Poison is inhumane and may be illegal. Poisons kill indiscriminately and can impact scavengers and birds of prey, as well as neighborhood pets.
Do Not Trap Wild Animals
Trapping and relocating a wild animal is illegal without a permit, and will generally only open a space for another animal to move in. Trapped adults may leave behind young that will die of starvation.
Do Not Remove Eggs or Young Animals
Do Not Keep Wild Animals
Baby animals are not like baby humans. Their parents do not watch them constantly, and it is normal for them to spend a lot of time alone or with siblings. If you suspect there is a genuine need to intervene with infant wildlife, please call our hospital for guidance
It is illegal to keep wild animals for even a very short time. If you find a wild animal you believe needs medical attention, please call our hospital for guidance