From Dauphin County Wildlife
John and Beth Carricato
699 Knight Rd. Harrisburg,
Pa. 17111 566-2613
Your financial support of this endeavor is appreciated!
- Do leave all wildlife alone- learn by
- Donít handle any sick or injured wild mammals
(skunks, raccoons, foxes, bats, etc) These animals could be carrying
rabies or other diseases harmful to humans.
- Do move fledgling birds out of harmís
way. Do it
quickly and then leave. One of their parents will do the rest.
- Donít feed young or injured animals (birds or
mammals) unless youíre sure of the right food. Call for assistance to
Dauphin County Wildlife Rescue at 566-2613.
- Do call the proper authorities. Get adult
supervision & aid before touching or moving any sick or injured
- Donít try to keep wild animals as pets.
- Do supervise your domestic pets. Cats and dogs
kill many baby animals.
- Donít let pets run wild.
- Do preserve and expand habitat for wildlife.
You can start in your own backyard.
- Donít leave your trash and litter laying
around. Plastics and Styrofoam donít biodegrade and discarded fishing
line is a killer.
About Wildlife Rehabilitators: Please remember rehabilitators do not
receive government funding but operate on a donation basis. If your
heart moves you to bring injured or orphaned animals and birds to
any of these organizations, please make a hearty financial donation
and perhaps even your time.
Rehabitat, Inc Raptor rehabilitation and Advocacy www.rehabitat.org
Dauphin County Wildlife Rehabilitators 566-2613
10 Ways to Help and be Safe around Wildlife for Children
- Do not disturb wild animals. Wildlife is fun to watch but should
be left alone.
- Never touch wild animals. Remember, they are wild and can bite or
- Do not try to help wildlife that is injured. Tell an adult.
- Do not touch or pick up wild animals that have died.
- Do not touch or pick up young animal; their parents are watching
- If a wild animal appears sick, or hurts you, tell an adult.
- Never feed wild animals, except songbirds at birdfeeders, and
only during fall and winter.
- Provide water for wildlife by putting up a birdbath. Keep it full
of fresh, clean water.
- Watch wildlife that lives near your home. Learn the names of
birds and animals. Make a list or draw pictures of animals you see.
- Ask an adult to help make a wildlife nesting
box or create wildlife habitat.