WRI Makes the News
Wildlife Rescue got some great ink in The San Francisco Examiner in May. The article, which included many wonderful photos, profiled our organization, our history and our struggle to find a new location. The paper also ran a sidebar with tips on how to help a distressed wild animal until you can bring it to the Wildlife Rescue shelter. An excerpt:
- Keep the animal warm, dark and quiet. Find a cardboard box and line with a soft cloth (not terry cloth, which may catch an animal's toenails and cause injury). The box should be big enough for the animal to rest comfortably, but not so large that the animal could thrash about and injure itself.
- Close the box and put it on a heating pad set on "low." Or put a hot water bottle under the box. You can make one by moistening a washcloth and putting it in a small Ziploc plastic bag. Heat the unsealed bag in a microwave for one to two minutes, or until it is very warm =8B but not too hot. Seal the bag, wrap it in a towel and place it under the box.
- Put the box in a quiet place, away from humans, noise and pets. Do not give the animal anything to eat or drink, and resist the urge to peek in at it. This may stress the animal more.
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