Signed in as:
Signed in as:
If you have an animal that needs help, please refer to the emergency section. It is best if you talk directly to a center before moving the animal. Please keep the animal warm, dark, and quiet, and do not give food or water. It is best if you can drive the animal to the center. If that is not possible, please call us or a local center listed on our map for assistance.
Many people calling about injured animals do not have access to a vehicle, can't leave work, don't drive, are afraid of the animal they are trying to help, and so on. The longer any animal waits for treatment, the less likely a rehab will be able to help it. The more volunteers we have, the more animals we can help. Transport volunteers fall into the two categories listed below.
First responders help wildlife and rehab centers by driving to where the animal is, containing it, and getting it to an appropriate rehab or relay station. First responders may have to climb up or under things in order to get animals out of tricky situations. Calls come in randomly, and each situation is unique. Rescuers use their own equipment such as pet carriers, towels, nets, and protective clothing.
Relay support volunteers help animals that are already in pet carriers and need a lift. This is a perfect position for people who live in rural areas and commute to larger cities or just don't mind taking a drive. Calls are not as random or urgent as a first responder's, however the sooner an animal is transported, the sooner it can start treatment.
Please keep babies warm, dark, dry, and quiet in a covered container. Make sure nothing can tip over or shift while in transport.The sooner you help an animal to a rehab, the sooner it can get proper medical treatment.
"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." (Jane Goodall )