Wildlife in the City: What to Do if You Find a Wild Animal

As cities have grown and expanded over the years, many wild species have learned not only how to survive, but also how to thrive in urban areas. From skunks to coyotes, wildlife can be found in some of the biggest cities in the country.

While this fact may be impressive, it can also be dangerous for people, pets, and even the wild species themselves. That’s why it’s important for pet owners and anyone who cares about animals to develop a better understanding of how to safely respond when you find a wild animal.

Make No Assumptions: Baby Animals

In many cases, when an animal is found, it’s a newborn or very young, like a fledgling bird or fawn. In these situations, well-intentioned rescuers will interfere too soon or without cause, which actually leads to more harm than good.