As part of Travel Advantage Network’s charity efforts, the Marketing team is currently collecting money and supplies for Frisky’s Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, Inc. While collecting donations, we have also been educating our Travel Advocates about the sanctuary along with about what to do should they find a baby animal.
According to Frisky’s Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, Inc, here is some information about what to do if you find a baby animal:
- Birds: If you know the mother is dead or the baby is injured, call the wildlife rehabilitator right away. If the baby is separated from the mother and you know where she is, place the baby close by so she can hear it and watch from a distance. If the mother is not found or does not claim the baby within an hour, call a wildlife rehabilitator.
- Bunnies: If their nest is damaged, you can use light grass to repair it. Mothers return only at dawn and dusk. When bunnies are 4-5 inches long, able to hop and have eyes open, they are able to survive on their own.
- Fawns: Mothers normally feed and leave their babies behind. Unless the baby looks diseased, confused or threatened, leave the baby and the area alone or else the mother will not return.
If the animal is hurt or sick (i.e. bleeding, vomiting, shivering, flies around it, splayed out, attacked, weak), call your local Wildlife Rehabilitator, Frisky’s (410-418-8899). If you are unable to reach a wildlife rehabilitator, carefully keep the baby warm and in a quiet area until you are able to take the baby to the rehabilitator.
For a full look at what to do if you find a baby animal in the wild, click here. Stay tuned to see what activities the Marketing team does to raise money along with the total amount of donations Frisky’s will receive from Travel Advantage Network.