We are happy to see this reminder in today/s Janesville Gazette. “Wisconsin DNR warns people to leave young animals alone” by Latest News — GazetteXtra. However, rather than call the DNR we recommend you first visit one of the two websites below should you encounter injured or abandoned wildlife.
Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center website has helpful information about what to do if you encounter baby bunnies, birds, ducks, geese, or mammals in the wild.
If you are out of Dane County call Wisconsin Humane Society’s 24 hr. tip line at 414-431-6137 or a nearby emergency vet clinic or humane society. Please visit the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center website for more information about injured wildlife.
MADISON—Wisconsin wildlife officials are warning people to leave any young animals they encounter alone.
Department of Natural Resources biologists say many animals give birth in the spring. They say people may spot baby animals that look as if they’re alone and vulnerable in the woods but their mothers are likely nearby and watching over them.
State and federal law prohibit the possession of live wild animals without a license or permit. People can legally possess a wild animal for up to 24 hours to transport it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.