Most people genuinely want to help animals, especially orphaned wildlife, but removing infants from the wild often does more harm than good.
Wildlife parents rarely abandon their young. If you don’t see a parent, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there – they may be off foraging for food or hiding from you.
Fortunately, animals who have fallen or been removed from their nests or dens can often be easily and safely returned. IF you find one or more infants who appear to be orphaned, always contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator or animal control agency before removing them. Mom and dad may be closer than you think!
Here are some helpful graphics for you to print out as a guideline for finding wildlife! If you have any further questions on how to handle a wildlife situation, please call us at 732-542-0040!