|1. Many of the animals that are 'saved' each year did not really need saving at all.
For example, baby rabbits are left alone in their nests most of the time (their mother
comes only at dusk and dawn). Rescue a wild animal only if the parent is dead or if the
animal is cold, weak, injured or in obvious danger.
2. If a healthy bird falls from a nest place it back in the nest. If you cannot find the nest, place the bird in a berry basket lined with twigs or pine needles and securely fasten it as close to the original nest as possible. Give the parents a chance to take their offspring back. It is a myth that the mother bird will smell a human scent on the baby and then reject it.
3. Many animals may carry diseases and parasites that can be very dangerous. Do not handle wildlife until a trained wildlife rehabilitator can be contacted. Do not attempt to feed or offer water to the animal. Call the wildlife hotline at 336-785-0912, for assistance with an injured or abandoned animal.