Notice: In no way is the following information intended to be used to inform the public on how to raise wildlife themselves.
The following information’s intended purpose is to help people keep the animal alive and in a comfortable state until a wildlife rehabilitator
can pick the animal up or can be brought to a center.

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Tips for Handling Animals

  • Always wear protective gloves
  • Long sleeve shirts and pants should also be worn
  • Do not bring the animal close to the face or head
  • Do not allow children near the animal or to handle it
  • Keep pets away from the wild animal
  • Try to handle the animal as little as possible to prevent imprinting

Skunk Deodorant Recipe

This can be used if sprayed by a skunk.

  • One (1) quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
    • Can be found at most drug stores in brown bottle
  • One Quarter (ΒΌ) cup baking soda
  • One (1) teaspoon liquid dish or laundry detergent

Only mix in an open container as needed. Do not store!

Other Tips

  • Try to keep the animal in a warm, dark, and quiet environment
    • This will reduce stress and shock for the animal.
    • Flannel works best to wrap an animal in.
    • Do not feed or attempt to administer any type of formula or milk replacer
    • Give only warmed not microwaved Pedialyte or light colored Gatorade with eye dropper.
    • Contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator immediately.