WILD Care

 

IF YOU HAVE FOUND INJURED, ORPHANED, OR CONTAMINATED WILDLIFE PLEASE CALL OUR HOTLINE AT 780-914-4118

Your call is very important to us. When you call, you may have to leave a voicemail message. Please be patient as we deal with the animals currently in our care. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

In the meantime, your question may be answered here.

 

What happens when I leave an animal at your facility?

  • Medical Care
    • Animals are assessed for life-threatening injuries and are stabilized
    • When stable, animals are given an initial thorough examination
    • If rehabilitation is not possible, humane euthanasia is provided
    • Animals are weighed and compared to normal for the species
    • Injuries are evaluated and treated
    • Fluid therapy is given to treat dehydration
    • X-rays are done on-site at our Wildlife Hospital
    • Medication and ongoing care, including wound care, physiotherapy, and sometimes alternative therapies such as acupuncture, is sought
    • Consultation with our volunteer veterinarians

    Rest

    • Animals are cage rested to minimize movement and promote healing
    • Animals are moved to species-appropriate spaces as the injuries heal

    Food

    • Food appropriate for the species is provided and food intake is monitored
    • Animals are tube fed if necessary
    • Orphaned birds or mammals are hand fed until able to eat on their own

    Release

    • Animals are assessed to be sure they are able to feed and protect themselves in the wild
    • Orphaned raptors are fostered into another nest to be raised by their own species. Canada Geese are also receptive foster parents
    • A suitable environment is found for the animal’s release (when appropriate, animal is returned to the area found)
    • Release!