What to do if you find a baby or injured bird or animal

Most of the time, it is best to leave the animal alone, even if it appears stranded or abandoned. Read more:

Baby Birds - what to do if you find a baby bird out of the nest, from the site of Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation

A Guide To Assisting Wildlife Babies: What to do when you find them by Ronda DeVold, B.S., L.V.T., Minnesota

Orphaned and Injured Animals from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department


Local resources

Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation - call their 24-hour emergency hotline: (210) 698-1709; they will advise you on the best course of action.

Last Chance Forever, the Bird of Prey Conservancy - call (210) 499-4080 for owls, hawks and other birds of prey.

Lone Oak Wildlife Rescue, Karen Maxfield, (210) 385-7800; will accept: deer, small mammals, reptiles




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