Purpose of Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Sometimes wild animals find their way into our every day normal lives. If you find wildlife in need of help, contact a professional like Andes-Straley Veterinarian Hospital. At Andes-Straley Vet, we provide wildlife rehabilitation to animals found in the wrong places.

Help! I Found Wildlife In Need

If you have found an animal in need it is essential to take proper precautions before making any decisions. The first thing you should do is carefully assess the situation. Your assessment will lead to your next decision. If the animal is in imminent danger,  try to remove it from the situation. There are a few things to consider before touching a wild animal. If the animal is hurt, try to call a wildlife center for recommendations on what to do next.

Touching an animal before assessing the situation can do more harm than good. You do not want to send the animal into panic mode, which could further any injuries. If you find it safe to move or touch the animal, place them in some sort of carrier. This way they are confined in a smaller space and are easier to transport. Once you can transport the animal, bring them to a wildlife rehabilitation center. The veterinarians there will know what to do next!

Rescue and Release

The purpose of wildlife rehabilitation is to eventually return the animal to its rightful environment. Wild animals should live outdoors in their natural habitat, not in our homes. There are times where these animals find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. In some cases, these animals are sick or suffering and are not in their normal environment because of this. This is where we come into play. Our goal as a wildlife rehabilitation center is to promote quality care and medical attention for debilitated wildlife in a professional hospital setting. As a result, this increases the success rate of wildlife releases back to their homes. So not only are we helping the animal, but returning it to its rightful home.

If you have come across wildlife in need of medical attention, call Andes-Straley. Our vets and technicians are trained to handle and treat wildlife. At Andes-Straley we are dedicated to providing proper care to wildlife animals in need. For more information visit us online here or call us at (423) 378-4443 today.