Contact Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for fire-injured Wildlife in Nevada County |

Contact Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release for fire-injured Wildlife in Nevada County

An older baby possum was saved by Wildlife Rebilitation and Release.
Submitted photo |

With the recent fires, residents may come across injured wildlife. If you find an injured bird or animal contact Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release at 530-432-5522 with the pertinent details. The answering service will contact the on-call rehabbers and they will return your call.

If a bird is injured, keep it warm, dark and quiet. Put it in an appropriately-sized box with small air holes and a lid. Line the box with white paper towels adding crumpled paper towels around the edge to support the bird; and keep it quiet. Do not give the bird anything to drink or eat as improper feeding techniques or the wrong food can kill it. Keep children and pets out of the area and contact Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release.

For an injured mammal, do not approach. An injured mammal may be aggressive. Keep pets away. Do not give it food. Contact the group and they will give you guidance as to how to treat the situation.

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release is the nonprofit organization for Nevada County that treats injured or orphaned small wild mammals and birds and releases them back into the wild. For more information, see

Source: Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

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