1. Prevent your pet cats and dogs from attacking and/or “playing” with wildlife. Don’t allow them to run without supervision and, if possible, raise your cats as indoor pets. Many injuries are wounds from dog and cat attacks. Read More
Take a look around our website- use the search bar at the top to quickly find more info. If you have additional questions, please call the hotline at (530)621-4661. Here are a few Q & A’s we commonly get: Read More
Songbird · Duck · Hawk · Owl · Squirrel · Skunk · Rabbit · Raccoon · Opossum · Deer · Coyote · Fox · Bat · Rodent · Snake
If you find an animal you think needs help, please call the hotline for instructions before picking it up. If the animal needs to be transported, keep it in a well-ventilated cardboard box with a lid or a closed paper bag (if a bird or reptile) in a warm, dark and quiet place until you can get it to a SWR volunteer.
IF SAFE TO DO SO, USING LIGHT WORK GLOVES, PLACE THE ANIMAL IN A WELL-VENTILATED CARDBOARD BOX OR PET CARRIER WITH SEVERAL SOFT CLOTHES, LIKE BABY BLANKETS OR T-SHIRTS UNDER AND OVER IT. DO NOT GIVE IT FOOD OR WATER… consider volunteering if you would like to be trained as a wildlife rehabilitator!
SWR Membership is required to be eligible for volunteer opportunities.
With over 600 members, 100 active volunteers, 40 trained rehabilitators, and a dozen local veterinarians, SWR takes in up to 1200 orphaned or injured animals each year.
Come and join the wonderful people who share your concerns about wildlife and the environment. Read More