31 Jul '18, 2am

What Not to Do When You See an Injured Animal in the Wild #care2

Editor’s note: This Care2 favorite was originally posted on May 25, 2016. You were out minding your own business when you spotted it: a sad, orphaned, injured and begging-to-be-rescued wild animal . Your instinct is to save it – to be the hero . But before you put your cape on, you should know you could be making matters worse. No matter how good your intentions, there are some things you should never do when you see an injured animal in the wild. 1. Don’t do anything before calling a wildlife rescue. You know the expression “leave it to the pros”? This is a wonderful opportunity to take that advice. Your animal-loving heart may break while watching an animal suffer, but unless you’re a wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian, odds are that you don’t know the best way to assess and handle the situation. Unless the animal is in imminent danger — of being run over, for instan...

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