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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!
Our Baby Bird Nursery (BBN) season has ended, over 400 birds were rescued by our fabulous community members and brought into care. A huge thank you to our BBN staff, interns, shift leaders and volunteers who worked tirelessly to get them back out there. The Center is now closed to all intakes, please call 530-621-4661 for direction and advice on any wildlife you have a concern for. We do not have home rehabbing resources for songbirds at this time, please call Wildlife Care Association in Sacramento, 916-965-9453, or Gold Country Wildlife Rescue in Auburn, 530-885-0862 if you have found an injured songbird. A very special thank you to all our rescuers!
777 Pleaseant Valley Road, Diamond Springs
· Please do not drop off a baby bird or a donation unless someone is there.
· If a baby bird needs help earlier than 8:00 AM or later than 6:00 PM, call 530-621-4661 to reach an SWR rehabber for animal care and info 365 days a year.
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