Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Orphaned Wildlife

By: Tammy Washburn, LVT

Spring seems to have finally arrived here in Kentucky. This is the time of year that flowers bloom and foals are beginning to play in the fields.  This is also the time of ear when most wildlife have their young.

Orphans require special care and the proper milk and foods so that it can recover and be released back into the wild.  Some wild animals can transfer diseases and parasites to people and our pets so it is important to use proper hygiene when handling theses animals.

If you find an orphaned or injured wild animal it is important to contact and get it to the proper trained person.   In the state of Kentucky it is illegal to raise a wild animal.  We have several licensed wildlife rehabbers here in central Kentucky who are trained to care for these animals .

For more information on what to do if you find an injured or orphaned wild animal go to www.kywildlife.org.