Whenever you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, call Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (801-814-7888) or your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator to determine whether the animal actually needs help!
Some young animals may not need rescuing– please call first to determine if an animal needs to be rescued. Please don’t take a healthy animal away from it's parents.
If the animal is obviously injured or in danger, without putting your safety at risk, contain the animal in a safe location and contact a rehabilitator.
This handy flowchart for birds will help you determine whether to intervene in the case of young birds.
Rehabilitating wildlife requires state and federal permits. This is for the safety and well-being of the animals as well as caretakers.