Does this wild baby need to be rescued?
When the babies are infants or
very young, mother is always nearby. Mothers will not return to their
young with humans in sight but they rarely abandon their babies. There
is no truth to the tale that a mother will not go back to babies that
have been handled by humans. If you or your child or pet brings an
uninjured wild baby into the house, do your best to put the baby back
where it was so mom can find it. Watch from a distance to make sure
mom does come back for the baby.
A baby may need to be rescued if . . .
the mother is known
to be dead or has not returned to the babies in more than a few
hours. If the babies have eyes closed the mother will not stay away
for more than a few minutes, depending on species.
it is injured or has
it is lying on its
side, stretched out and cold.
the eyes are still
closed and it is out of the nest.
birds spend 1-2 weeks on the ground learning to fly and being cared
for by their parents. Featherless, downy or incompletely feathered
baby birds that fall from the nest may be re-nested. Contact a
rehabilitator for instructions.
SAFE HAVEN WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTER EMERGENCY HOTLINE
will be manned by volunteers and rehabilitators who will help you
with a baby or injured adult that you find and answer questions you
may have -
Our staff is made up of a
group of volunteers who dedicate their hearts, homes, time and energy
to helping our wild animals. For us to be effective we also need to
educate others on the needs of these animals. We hope that our work
will help those who cannot speak for themselves.
Safe Haven has traveled around the
state giving presentations to groups and schools who wanted
to learn more about wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation. We hope to
increase the number of presentations this year, so if you know of a
group or teacher who would be interested in having us give a
presentation, please contact us.
Here is a list of some of the places and events where we have given
- Granby Chamber of Commerce
- Burlington Academy
- Granby Senior Ladies Breakfast
- Bloomfield Senior Men's
- Brownies celebrating Earth
Day, Salmon Brook Park
- Granby Days Celebration
- McLean Home
- BAAC Biker Rodeo Event
- Girls Summer Camp in Putnam
- Granby Library
- Granby Senior Center
- International Homeless Animals
- Pets on Parade, Pierson Park
A baby may need to be rescued - 860-653-2811
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