Don’t Give Breast Milk to Wild Animals

Yes, this is apparently necessary to say. 🤦🏻‍♂️ Every wildlife rehabilitator has at least one story about a baby animal that arrived critically sick after being fed human breast milk. And yes, some people have fed it right from the tap. 😳 Breast is best— as in, human breast milk is best for human babies,Continue reading “Don’t Give Breast Milk to Wild Animals”

The Teenyweeny Chocolate Flappymouse

This beautiful creature is called a teenyweeny chocolate flappymouse. By us, anyway. Its more typical common name is “little brown bat,” but that’s a very boring name for a very not-boring animal, and we think teenyweeny chocolate flappymice deserve a name as cute and remarkable as they are. Little brown bats— if we’re going toContinue reading “The Teenyweeny Chocolate Flappymouse”

Why Rehabilitators Need You to Transport Animals

We know this is weird. When you call 911 about an injured person, they send paramedics. When you call animal control about an injured stray dog, they send an officer. When you call a wildlife rehabilitator about an injured animal, they… ask you to capture it and bring it to them. Yes, seriously! The reasonContinue reading “Why Rehabilitators Need You to Transport Animals”

Why Vaccinate Wildlife?

“Why vaccinate wildlife?” This is a question we hear a lot, and it’s fair enough. After all, animals don’t get vaccines in the wild. We like to put it this way: imagine a pandemic that is nearly 100% fatal and is as contagious as the common cold. Imagine it is contagious for about a weekContinue reading “Why Vaccinate Wildlife?”