...he always scrambled from the car and pranced through your door with a smile on his face. In his view every visit to you was a party with friends.
Should you come across abandoned or injured wildlife, there are important “Do”s and “Don’t”s to follow. To begin, always wear gloves and use a towel! Never handle any wild animal with your bare hands. Rabies is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease. Next, if at all possible, do not call animal or pest control; it may very well benefit the animal to try contacting a rehabilitation facility first.
The Diamond Rock Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, located in Malvern, Pennsylvania, is available to give you advice over the phone should you need it: 610-240-0883. You can also visit their website for more helpful tips like the information provided above: www.diamondrockwildlife.org.
Additionally, the following resources can help with your wildlife-related questions and concerns:
AARK- Bucks County
Carbon County Environmental Education Center
Diamond Rock Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic-Chester County
Accepts raccoons, foxes, skunks, groundhogs, coyotes, squirrels and bats
Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center-Monroe County
Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic-Philadelphia County
Accepts all native species except deer
Tri-State Bird Rescue- Newark, DE
Accepts all birds
For up-to-date information about local Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers, go to www.pawr.com
For questions or concerns regarding exotic animal species, Rocky Hill Veterinary Clinic in West Chester can be reached at 610-431-1620, and Radnor Veterinary Hospital can be reached at 610-687-1550.