Here at Lunenburg Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation.
First of all, we urge you to leave any young animal you find alone. Most of the time their mothers are closely watching and ready to take care of them as soon as you leave.
People who take young animals are actually doing them a disservice. They will not learn how to find food and survive in the wild. They can get really attached to you and even with rehabilitation may struggle in the wild.
It really is human nature to try to help wild animals, especially if they are sick or injured. For this reason, we are proud to offer wildlife rehabilitation.
The whole goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to care for sick and injured patients so that they can be re-released back into the wild. It is our goal to ensure that our patients are going to be able to take care of themselves when they are released.
To be effective, we need to understand all of the different species for which we care. We are especially dedicated to learning about each species’ different behaviors so that they are able to care for themselves when we release them into the wild.
We are also dedicated to teaching the community about wildlife rehabilitation. We believe that it is important for people to understand and respect wildlife. Our goal is for people to leave wildlife alone unless an animal is injured or hurt.
If you have any questions about wildlife rehabilitation, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (978) 345-2623.