is Wildlife Rehabilitation?
Native to New Jersey
year, hundreds of orphaned, ill, or abandoned
animals are found by humans in New Jersey. These animals instantly tug at
human heartstrings. You, or your children, may be tempted to help the lone
animal, or wonder what the best way to care for it is.
If you find a
wildlife animal who appears to be in need:
- Wildlife animals are not pets. It is best for both
you, and for the animal, to leave the animal in the wild and respect and
appreciate it in its natural habitat.
- Orphaned animals are best cared for by their natural
parents. The most helpful step you can take is ensure that the animal is
located where its parent will find it.
- Only a licensed wildlife rehabber or rehabilitation
facility should handle, treat, or carry a wildlife animal.
- Wildlife animals carry diseases that can be very
harmful to humans. These diseases are called zoonatic
New Jersey has an extensive network of organizations,
agencies, and individuals who protect wildlife animals and their natural
habitats and rescue those in need. The primary goal of any wildlife
rehabilitation group is to increase an animals chances of surviving in the
wild once the animal is released.
We hope this site encourages
you to respect and love wildlife animals by helping to ensure that they
stay healthy and uninjured, wild and free.