I have found an
If you have found an
injured animal, gently capture the
animal following the instructions below. Call our wildlife hospital
856-983-3329 ext.107, and then bring the animal to us.
Have a container that will hold the animal
ready. A cardboard box or pet carrier lined with a towel or sheet works well.
Wear gloves when
catching the animal. Leather gardening gloves or something that will provide
protection from a bite or scratch are important. You may be able to coax the
animal into a box using a broom or by sliding a flat piece of cardboard or
plastic under the animal. All mammals (even babies) can carry rabies,
a disease fatal to humans if not treated immediately.
Throw a towel or blanket over the animal. This
will help keep the animal calm, and if it’s mobile, will slow the animal
Keep the animal in a warm, dark, quiet place
and bring it in as soon as possible. Do not attempt to give food or
water. Animals can go 24 hours or more without food, even babies. If you
cannot get to the refuge immediately, place the box on a heating pad set to low
or fill a water bottle with warm water and place it in the box.
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