It may be hard to identify some domestic animals, if you do not recognise a particular
as a wild animal please contain and report to a professional to verify.
When people find domestic animals they tend to want to keep them on their
property while they look for the owners, please do not do this without the
animal being looked at by a rehabber with veterinary knowledge, these
animals are often very sick, malnourished, dehydrated or injured
which isn't easy to spot. This is someones beloved animal and
the best interest of that animal is to be seen by someone who
can keep it at optimum health.
Keep it contained in a sturdy structure that's suitable
for its species, e.g a rat will chew through cardboard.
A bird would need a lid/cage
Make sure they can breath
Do NOT force water in their mouths but you can
provide a small amount of water appropriate to size, nothing
it can sit or drown in.
Do not feed until you have been told what is suitable or have
determined if theres any injuries around the mouth, or blockages that
need to be treated first.
Do NOT show photos of the animal on social media. Keep all signs of the animals identity safe. Only post the rough colour and species along with the area and then ask them to contact us directly with proof of ownership, such as pictures, detailed description, a ring number. Many people will fake a loss of a pet in order to gain a new one. Leave the rescue to do the leg work. We use lost of lost and found registers and are used to dealing with this daily.