Helpful tips

Where can I take injured wildlife in Melbourne?

Where can I take injured wildlife in Melbourne?

Sick, injured or orphaned wildlife

  • Whale and Dolphin Emergency Hotline, 1300 136 017.
  • Seals or marine turtles – AGL Marine Response Unit, 1300 245 678.
  • Platypus – Healesville Sanctuary, (03) 5957 2829.

What do you do with an injured bird in Victoria?

The best way to do this is to loosely wrap the bird in a towel and gently place it in a secure and well-ventilated box. Place the box away from noise, pets, children or other disturbances. Do not attempt to feed the bird. Contact your local wildlife rescue organisation who will be able to provide further advice.

What do you do with an injured bird in Melbourne?

If you have found a sick or injured bird it will need to see a vet before coming into care. If you are able to safely contain the bird, you can keep it in a quiet, dark, warm place e.g. wrapped in a towel in a ventilated box or carrier with a lid while you transport it to the nearest vet.

What do you do if you find an injured bird in Australia?

If they appear to be sick or injured, please take the bird to a wildlife hospital, vet or contact a local wildlife rescue group so that they can receive appropriate care. Fledglings will usually be confident enough to fly within a matter of days so please keep any cats indoors and to ask your neighbours to do the same.

Who can I call for a hurt animal?

Finding help for the animal Once you’re sure the animal needs your help, call a wildlife rehabilitator for assistance. If you’re unable to locate a rehabilitator, try contacting an animal shelter, humane society, animal control agency, nature center, state wildlife agency or veterinarian.

Who do you call for a hurt wild animal?

Do call for help. Once you are sure the animal needs assistance (you see blood, broken bones or a dead parent nearby), contact your local wildlife rehabilitation center (find one here), animal shelter, humane society or veterinarian. If you don’t have access to any of these phone numbers, call 911.

Who do I call for a dying bird?

Report individual dead birds of any species (except pigeons and doves) to the California WNV Dead Bird Hotline at 877-WNV-BIRD or 877-968-2473, or visit here. Report clusters of three or more dead birds of any species for possible additional testing to Veterinary Public Health at 213-288-7060.

How can I help a bird that can’t fly?

Bird is on the ground and unable to fly: Approach the bird from behind quietly and slowly, then reach down quickly and precisely, and without hesitating, put your hand around the bird’s shoulders, holding the wings folded against the body, and pick the bird up.

How can I help a dying bird?

Place the wild bird in a cardboard box and cover it with a lid or towel. Then place the box in a cool, safe place to give the wild bird time to recover from the shock of the injury. Be careful when handling the injured bird; use gloves to protect yourself from any disease or germ. 3.

What to do if you find a wounded animal?

Can you call 911 for a dog in a car?

If you live in a state that grants immunity to law enforcement or animal control officers, call 911 any time you see a dog locked in a hot car. They will have legal authority to break into the vehicle.