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San Diego Humane Society

Found Wildlife

What to do if you find injured or ill wildlife

Never feed wildlife, as this can often do more harm than good. If you find an animal who is visibly injured, ill or in danger from a predator or neighborhood cat or dog, here are tips for how to bring a wild animal to Project Wildlife or when to contact someone to help. 

  • Found Baby Wildlife
    Never feed a wildlife baby, as this can often do more harm than good. If visibly injured or in danger from a predator or neighborhood cat or dog, keep the baby warm and bring it to Project Wildlife.
  • Found Injured Wildlife
    What Should I Do if I Find an Injured Wild Animal? Follow these basic rules and check below for special notes about certain animals.
  • Wildlife Collaborative Partners and Supporters
    Project Wildlife works in cooperation with the following agencies and organizations to provide critical services to the native wildlife and residents of San Diego County.
  • Wildlife Drop-Off Locations
    Do not attempt to care for the animal yourself. Do not give it food or water because it could cause further injury. Please do keep the animal in a dark, quiet box or crate and bring it to the center or another wildlife drop-off location (listed below). The Bahde Wildlife Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days a week and our drop-off area is open 24/7.

Coexist with Wildlife

From the coast to the mountains to the desert to urban neighborhoods, San Diegans share this beautiful landscape with more than 320 animal species. Their role in our ecosystem can't be understated. In this guide, you will find crucial information for coexisting with the diverse wildlife in the San Diego region. 

Coexist with Wildlife Guide

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