Found A Non-Native Wild Animal In Need? Wildlife centers told you they won't take it? Now What?
Pigeons, Eurasian collared doves, starlings, sparrows, parrots, many duck species, peacocks, several quail species, Opossums, and fox squirrels are ALL non-native to california. Wildlife centers will not help them.
Fox squirrels and Opossums are non-native, and only recently no longer being cared for by "certain" wildlife centers due to recent "policy changes". Wildlife care of Ventura in Simi Valley still DOES accept them and we are so so grateful! http://wildlifecareofventura.org/contact/ Contact me for other rehab referrals if they are full or see above tab
I am a wildlife rehabber. I do not get paid for this work. I pay for everything out of my own pocket. Please be understanding that I can not always accept the high numbers of animals that need to come in and may be at capacity. The next closest rehabber is in orange county. Avian Underdogs Rescue : https://www.facebook.com/avianunderdogs/ Terry Whatley (949) 584-6696
*ANIMAL SHELTERS LEGALLY HAVE TO TAKE IN ANY ANIMAL YOU BRING THEM, BUT THEY DO NOT REAHB OR PROVIDE MEDICAL ATTENTION TO ANY WILDLIFE.
If you need help determining the species of animal you have, text me a picture (818) 620-6061 following care instructions are very species specific so it is important to know exactly what type of animal you have. If you have a baby, make sure you visit the "does this bird need help" tab BEFORE you remove the animal from the area!
Call Terrie for any and all advice on what to do if you can not get a hold of me: She has kindly agreed to help with my call intakes while I am busy at work. (949) 633-7135
This website is for emergency educational purposes only. I do not own the rights to any of the following links provided. I have only gathered other people's great information and put it in one spot to make things easier on people who can not get in contact with me right away. PLEASE understand that this is NOT my paid job! I work full time just like everyone else. I PAY for everything out of my own pocket. Donations are GREATLY appreciated and the only way us non-native rehabbers can continue to do what we know how to do. This is a very difficult, time consuming, and expensive hobby we have. Please have patience. We do our best.
Select the appropriate tab above for species specific care information. If you do not know what species of bird you have, call your local wildlife center. If you have found a non- native baby bird that wildlife centers refuse to take in, please visit the "does this bird need help" tab before removing the animal from the location. Many fledglings do NOT need your help.