The heart of Rescuing Wildlife is written in Dichotomous Key (or Flow Chart) fashion, and walks you through determining what is an emergency in common situations with birds and mammals.
Injured Wildlife 101
Injured Wildlife 101 covers many aspects of dealing with wildlife situation. Your safety, as well as the safety of the animal, is paramount as we cover the topics how to approach the situation while determining the best action to take, through proper decision making for the sake of the animal. Both adult and baby animals are discussed with section on how to rectify common entrapment emergencies.
Wildlife Capture and Transportation
Once it’s determined that an animal IS in need of rescuing, safe capture is the next step to its return of health and freedom. Capture techniques, as well as suggestions for handling special types of animals, are illustrated.
Post Capture – What Now?
Alleviate life-threatening conditions and giving temporary care are outlined. How to protect yourself, your family and pets from exposure to disease and parasites through proper disinfection and clean up following an incident is extremely important.
How to find a local wildlife rehabilitator is outlined with references and contacts for each US state and Canada.
In addition to the field guide to wildlife emergency situation, topics about rabies, living with wildlife, wildlife possession and common wildlife nuisance scenarios are discussed.