What to do when you have found an injured animal:
Call Busch Wildlife Sanctuary for assistance at 561-575-3399
Use common sense and think of your safety first
Try to contain the animal
Keep the animal warm & quiet
Do not pet or handle the animal
Do not try to feed or give water to the animal
When rescuing a wild animal:
When rescuing a wild animal your first thought may be to comfort the creature and provide it with food. However, handling an injured animal can cause stress, and feeding can often cause harm. The diets of wild animals are very complex, so it is better to do as little as possible until you can get the animal to a wildlife rehabilitation facility.
The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary’s wildlife hospital is available to receive injured animals Monday-Sunday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Arrangements for later drop-off can sometimes be accommodated if arrangements are made in advance.
Please call the Sanctuary at (561) 575-3399. If it is after our normal business hours, you will be directed to an emergency number. We strive to offer 24-hour telephone support for wildlife in need.