I FOUND A BABY MAMAL - NOW WHAT ?

IS THE BABY HURT OR SICK?

(bleeding, shivering, vomiting: was attacked by cat or dog?)

YES
NO

CAN YOU FIND THE NEST OR DEN?

IS IT INTACT?

CALL A WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR

if you are unable to reach any of the above, see instructions HERE

Unable to reach a

wildlife rehabilitator?

Call M.N.R. or your local Veterinarian

Call a wilidlife rehabilitator

YES

PLACE BABY

IN NEST/DEN

Watch for 4-6 hours for the mother to return

Stay out of complete sight. Mothers won't return if any people or pets are present

NO

PLACE BABY IN SHALLOW BOX CLOSE TO WHERE IT WAS FOUND

keep it warm but out of the sun

A BABY'S BEST CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL IS WITH ITS MOTHER

DID THE MOTHER RETURN?

LEAVE THE AREA

BABY IS OKAY

CALL A WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR

* Information adapted from: *Healers of the Wild: People Who Care for Injured and Orphaned Wildlife* By: Shannon K. Jacobs