Our friends at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue are ready to help with your wildlife rescue needs. We encourage you to call Gold Country prior to handling wildlife. Often wildlife does not need to be rescued, and is removed from its habitat unnecessarily.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GOLD COUNTRY WILDLIFE RESCUE
GCWR Wildlife Intake Center:
Open Daily 8am – 5pm
11251 B Ave. | Auburn, CA 95603
Wildlife Emergency Phone: (530) 885-0862
Email: [email protected]
Website: Wildlife Emergencies – Gold Country Wildlife Rescue
Transporting a Rescued Wild Animal
Some tips from Gold Country Wildlife:
Stay safe, wear heavy duty gloves if possible. Don’t let the animal bite or claw you. Please do not put yourself or any other people or animals in danger.
Keep the animal in a secure container (cardboard box, pet carrier, have a heart trap) lined with paper towels or smooth fabric that won’t catch on claws.
Note the exact location of the rescued animal – this is important information returning the animal to the wild.
DO NOT offer food or water.
Keep the animal warm and the container away from drafts. If the animal is very young (eyes still closed, hairless, featherless) put the container on a heating pad set to LOW.
If the animal is older, set only half the container on the heating pad, to allow the animal to move away or closer to the heat source.
Resist the temptation to open container to check on it.
Stress kills, and humans are stressful to wild animals.
Transport the animal as quickly as possible to Gold Country.
Additional Wildlife Contacts: