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I found a baby animal. What should I do?

If the baby doesn't appear to be injured, leave it alone. Keep dogs and other animals away from it. The mother may come back to get it.

If the mother does not return or the baby appears injured, gently put the baby in a shoe box or other small container with ventilation holes and nesting material such as paper towels or t-shirt fabric to help keep it warm. Do not attempt to feed or give the baby animal water. Body temperature changes, choking, or improper food usually kill baby animals when well-meaning people give them food and water.

Avoid handling the baby as much as possible. Contact Team Mojo, another license wildlife rehab, or a veterinarian for further advice. 

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I found an injured animal. What should I do?

All animals bite and scratch to defend themselves. Scared or injured animals are likely to do so. Wear gloves as a precaution.

For small animals, such as a squirrel or bird, get a box with a lid and ventilation holes. Place the box over the injured animal. Gently slide a flat piece of cardboard (or cookie sheet, or other flat object) under it until the box is sitting entirely on the cardboard. Keeping the box and cardboard securely together, gently turn the box over and put the lid on the box. Contact a veterinarian or Team Mojo for further advice.

For large animals, such as foxes, adult raccoons, coyotes, or deer, do not handle, feed, or transport the animal. Contact Team Mojo, another licensed wildlife rehab, or a veterinarian for further advice. 

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