16 May 2015, 05:44
I used to have a groundhog living under my house (there's a crawlspace with
a dirt floor and an opening to get in). I didn't mind as he caused no
trouble. However, I haven't seen him yet this year, and now twice I have
seen dirt and stones dug out on the driveway, from the opening. Last
evening I saw a huge skunk foraging in the yard. I am thinking that I
could close up the opening once I see that he's outside...but how would I
know that there is not another one, or babies, still in the crawlspace? Any
info or help would really be appreciated. Tnx!
10 May 2015, 21:06
21 mins ¬∑
My mother witnessed a guy purposely swerve to hit a skunk in the road. it
was just a baby. it was hit but it wasn't killed. It crawled to the side of
of the road and it's crying and in visible pain. She called the town but
they said someone would be by tomorrow. It's still sitting there.
18 Apr 2015, 17:46
Do you take in turtles.
13 Mar 2015, 06:49
Hi, I wanted to say thank you to all the rehabber's, public and caring
people who take the time to look out for wildlife. Wildlife has been pushed
to the edge's of every county in New Jersey. We need to keep looking out
and help all the wildlife we can.
I also wanted to mention: Havahart traps can be deadly to wildlife:
chipmunks, squirrels, skunks, possums and even mice. When we trap and move
wildlife it's deadly to them . They may have babies and the babies will
starve. They will also do ANYTHING to get back home. They can't build a den
or a nest in one day and become food for predator's or killed by cars as
they try to get home.
I have a skunk who lives under a bushes and a shed near my house and in the
winter he comes into my garage. What I do is direct him out with a little
food and keep my garage closed from now on. I didn't have to trap him.
Although he does come back quite often to see if the squirrels left any
walnuts or pecans for him to clean up:).
Thanks again to all who care. It makes a world of difference for our wild
buddies. I can't imagine a world without wildlife. How sad that would be.
13 Mar 2015, 06:36
Hi, please be aware this spring and summer. Baby deer and baby rabbits are
left in a hidden area and their mother will come back at dawn and dusk or a
safe time to feed them. Baby animals usually don't have a scent. It's their
protection from predators. The parents do, so they try to keep away as much
as possible as not to attract predators. So many people think the rabbits
or deer are abandoned, but so many are not. Please observe carefully when
considering helping a baby animal. Baby birds are left in the ground when
it's time for them to learn how to fly. Unless they're too small and a
storm knock them from the nest or they fell from a sibling pushing them by
accident .baby birds are in danger of predators, Hawks and especially HOUSE
CATS!!!! Please keep your cat in the house. They don't belong outside.
They're a huge destruction to our wildlife. Sometimes even bells are their
collars don't help, because baby animals don't recognize the noise as
danger yet. I've lostbseveral of my squirrels this year to my neighbors
house cat. Even though the cats well fed . It's not kept in the house where
it belongs. So it kills for the fun of it. Our wildlife is in need of
protection from all human destruction. Please look out for all wildlife on
roads and highways. GIVE THEM A BRAKE.
I hope this information can be posted in a rehabber's own words. I love
wildlife and I want it to be here forever.
Thank you for your time
22 Jan 2015, 05:41
we have an injured deer, two broken front legs. Laying in our bushes by
our home. we saw a comment that joe g could help but we don't know how to
contact him. if you read this please help. I feel so bad for the deer.
All the agencies we spoke with said they can't help a deer with broken
13 Jan 2015, 13:22
Have a younger deer in my backyard with injured leg. It just dangles, yet
still trying to run on three. Very hard to watch. Can it survive or is
there someone who can help? Pittstown.
07 Jan 2015, 04:34
We have an injured deer in our yard. it looks like it has a broken leg.
It also has an antler missing. It wander between my yard and my neighbors.
I am so heartbroken over this and can not watch this deer in pain anymore.
Is there anyone who could help. It is so sad to watch. Thank you so
01 Jan 2015, 11:12
I have a doe on my property in Lebanon township that has a broken left
front leg. Looks like it was injured by the shoulder and the leg just
dangles. May have been shot or hit by a car. Would like to try to help this
18 Dec 2014, 12:44
Karen Milano, Patricia, Debra and anyone who knows of an injured deer or
fawn please contact me and I will help .
17 Nov 2014, 21:36
Can someone help or refer me to someone that can help. I have a female deer
that has two mangled front legs. It has been hobbling around on its knees
for months!! No one will come to help!! I know after hobbling around it
will walk upright on it's hind legs. The poor thing has got to be in a lot
of pain. No one will come because they want a location and the deer
scurries when anyone is in her site. She disappears behind brush and
houses. I can't bare to watch this poor animal suffer like this. Please
10 Nov 2014, 20:11
is there someone that can help a baby deer, still has spots, maybe 2ft
tall, stuck on side of rt 80w between denville and rockaway... i do not
know who else to call, i tried calling a few places and they won't help it.
anyone know, it needs help. its been there at least 4-5 days... please
someone have a heart.....
13 Oct 2014, 18:23
Hi, hoping you can offer assistance. A gray catbird flew into my window
this morning and I believe broke its wing. He had been lying on my back
step for several hours quivering. I went out to see if I could move it to
the bushes since it appeared paralyzed and it skittered away. Im not sure
if its neck is broken, I cannot tell. After 8 hours of watching the poor
thing, I put it in a box on paper towels and it is now resting in a quiet
room in my home. Where can I bring this poor animal for help?
01 Oct 2014, 10:12
There is a baby deer with a broken leg by my house, it gets around but
lately its been crying at night...is there anyone who can help it?
10 Sep 2014, 16:32
There has been a hawk sitting in our backyard for 2 days. It has moved
across the yard but we have not seen it fly.
Please let us know if when we should be concerned and who to call. Is this
normal behavior for a hawk?
Any help would be appreciated.
Mary Ann Graziano
24 Aug 2014, 16:54
I found a injured baby squirrel, front left paw, what to I do with her?
27 Jul 2014, 07:54
I have an injured baby bird in my driveway. Can you tell me who I can call
to help? Thank you. I'm in whitehouse station, nj.
16 Jul 2014, 11:37
I have these two red eared slider turtles and they have recently gotten
sick and have lost some of their claws because we travel to places for
almost every weekend and aren't able to care for them as much as we did
when we had gotten them a few years back. We just want a safe place for
them to live and stay healthy.
09 Jul 2014, 21:15
I have a baby bird that appears to be in shock on my stoop. Can you help?
03 Jul 2014, 18:36
There is a deer in our area that looks horrible. I called the police. They
came and said it was pregnant. I have seen lots of deer and this one did
not look pregnant. So I looked on the internet. The deer has swollen
mammary glands, but it also looks skinny. Will it get better on its own?
03 Apr 2014, 20:19
Hurt Canadian goose on Route 80 between the exit for Route 23 and Lincoln
Park (exit 53) Walking on shoulder with a broken wing. Cannot find who to
call so I thought I'd post here
04 Feb 2014, 16:49
I came across a young male deer that got hit by a car & just left there
suffering, in a bad spot on an on ramp to a major highway. I believe his
hip or leg was broken as he couldn't stand or run. I called 911 & the cops
just killed the deer I tried to save!!! They didn't try any methods of
saving this poor deer at all. I sent him to death by calling the wrong #.
Is this a place that would help save animals in a case like this??? If so
what is the phone # I would call for immediate help???
06 Dec 2013, 17:09
Large seagull with broken wing at parking lot , of vitamin shop in union nj
2698 route 22 heading east. Cant fly. Didnt know who to call. Thanks
26 Sep 2013, 07:03
I have an injured woodpecker on my balcony . He might have collided with
our sliding glass door. He's dazed and not alert enough to puff and be
scared. ANd right leg is splayed out along with his wings.I need any advice
on how to care for it.
06 Jun 2013, 18:10
I just found a chipmunk with a mangled front paw. I have it in a cage
resting comfortably but would like to take it somewhere tomorrow that will
accept it and take care of it. I can't leave it outside so an animal will
eat it. Is there anywhere in Somerset county?
18 May 2013, 06:47
We have an injured crow? not sure but it is blk I think it may have a
broken leg cause it keeps flapping its wing he is very alert. what can I do
please help I no some may say its only a bird but I love all animals.
please help. Thank you Jennifer
11 May 2013, 06:22
Just wanted to report an injured bird who can you contact to sent someone
to the location. it's a gannet or an osprey that has fishing line caught on
its leg and its stuck to a rock under the south west corner of that bridge.
09 May 2013, 17:02
I have 2 males an 1 female mallard ducks in my yard for 2 weeks now. Today
the males started fighting. One is hurt and bleeding. I call all over and
no one will help. Anyone know who in bergen county nj can help. Call animal
controll they told me to wait a couple of days and call back. I dont think
he has that long. The kids are crying. Help
28 Apr 2013, 17:21
I have 2 red eared sliders that need a home. They were left on my door
step two years ago and I can't find anyone to take them. I bought them a 20
gallon aquarium, basking platform, light filter etc and have been doing the
best I can. I'm not in good health and taking care of an elderly parent
and would really appreciate someone taking them in. I don't want to let
them go for fear of there safety or possibly have them put to sleep by a
vet. I really want what's best for these little creatures. I wish I was
younger and healthier. Anyone or anything that anyone can do or suggest
would be most appreciated. Thank you for your time.\r\n\r\nJoe
29 Jan 2013, 13:03
29 Jan 2013, 13:01
Here is my email address regarding the Baby Deer on Route 1 in Edison, NJ
29 Jan 2013, 12:37
Yes, I have seen that poor baby deer on Route 1 also.......I called a few
places and no one seems to be able to help!! He/she is living alone and I
can'rt image how it is surviving!! PLEASE HELP!! I drive by there
everyday from work and just pray for him!!
19 Nov 2012, 12:35
Can you direct me to an agency that will come and get a deer that has been
hanging around my apt.building for a week now. She has a broken front leg,
but can walk.
12 Sep 2012, 10:52
We have a baby squirrel that keeps trying to be near humans. It does not
seem able to climb back up the trees on our school grounds. It looks fine
but it a bit disoriented and it has been hanging around since yesterday.
01 Sep 2012, 07:56
Help! I live in Bergen County and have fo9und 3 baby squirrels....need to
find a rehabilatator.....no one is answering calls and they are none listed
in Bergen Cty!
31 Aug 2012, 11:23
HI. I HAVE SEEN A BABY DEER ON A LITTLE PATCH OF GRASS SUROUNDED BY
HIGHWAYS.\r\n\r\nTHIS IS THE 514/ WOODBRIDGE AVE IN EDISON NEW JERSEY
OVERPASS. IT IS LIVING BY ITSELF BETWEEN THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO ROUTE ONE
NORTH AND BRIDGE. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO EVEN CATCH THE BABY. I AM AFRAID IF
I TRY IT WILL RUN ONTO ROUTE 1. IT'S MOTHER PROBABLY HAD THAT FATE, PLEASE
05 Aug 2012, 19:10
There is a mommy duck with her 7 ducklings. I noticed that one of
the\r\nducklings hurt its webbed foot, It\r\nlimps badly but manages to
keep up.\r\nIt is almost as big as the mother. Is\r\nthere anything I can
do to help?\r\n\r\nThanks
30 Jun 2012, 10:53
Not far from my home, in Bergen County, New Jersey, is a privately owned
wooded/swamp area that seems to be drying up. It appears that someone
started a sub-division, but was stopped due to pollution. \r\n\r\nIn an
area that still has water, lives a bunch of painted turtles, snapping
turtles and frogs. (Yes, frogs in very polluted water) One snapping turtle
is very large. They all live in a very shallow body of water that is maybe,
40 feet long and 15 feet wide. \r\n\r\nIs there anything a person can do
to try an rescue these poor animals before the area dries up?\r\n\r\nRon
13 Jun 2012, 17:54
I recently found a baby bat in my gutter an have no idea what to do with
it. I have a feeling it may die, what should i
13 Jun 2012, 17:05
Hello I have a year old red eared slider turtle that I can no longer care
for in college. I need someone to house Alfred. Please help me. I am
absolutely desperate! My turtle Alfred will be homeless if someone does not
take him in. Please email me. He is healthy.
19 May 2012, 20:49
I'm grateful for sharing your recommendations here. I really respect it.
01 May 2012, 11:49
I have taken care of a red earred slider for over 20 years. My husband is
saying its cruel to keep her \r\nin the tank that has been her home for
that period of time. I feed her every day. I'm wondering if he is correct.
Is there such a thing as a safe refuge for \r\nher? I live in New Jersey, I
contacted Turtleback Zoo, \r\nbut they never got back to me.\r\n\r\nI need
some advice. Her tank is 90 gallons.\r\n\r\nthanks so much - cyn
20 Apr 2012, 11:57
I have two Red Eared slider turtles that need a home....is anyone
interested? They have just gotten too big for me to care for and I just
moved into a small apartment.
20 Mar 2012, 06:45
does anyone know if a red tailed hawks nest can be relocated to another
area. i live in a residential area and there is a nest with two hawks and i
sure young are there too. my cat got attacked by one and was injured thank
goodness he survived but we have several animals in the area since it is a
residential zone and im wondering if there is an organization that would
come out to relocate the nest.
17 Mar 2012, 12:20
I am looking for a rescue on 2 red ear slider turtles that my daughter has
had for 1yr.She is leaving for college and I canot take of the turtles.They
live in East Brunswick,NJ\r\nPlease help
05 Jan 2012, 16:35
i was walking my dog and i found a baby bird that fell out of its nest so
i got gloves and put it back in the nest right before i notice that it was
a hawk so i put it back just beating the mother to it\r\n
27 Dec 2011, 07:54
Hello.\r\n\r\nThere's someone trying to give away 25 turtles in the free
section of Central NJ craigslist. I can think of many ways this could go
wrong. Can anyone help him?\r\n\r\nThanks.
19 Dec 2011, 09:21
My daughter-in-law had been given two small (around 3") red eared sliders
several years ago. She is now pregnant and can no longer care for them. I
am looking to find a good home for them. They live in the Butler area.
\r\n\r\nPlease contact me asap - I really appreciate any help!
15 Dec 2011, 15:45
I am replying to Jolanda Cardenales. Where do you live? I would be happy to
give it a home. I have 5 red eared sliders already.
12 Dec 2011, 09:31
I have a four year old turtle that I beleive is a "red ear slider turtle"
she was once the size of a quater and now she is hugh bigger than my hand.
She a healthy growing turtle. I've contacted my pet shop but they have made
me aware that turtle are illegal in NJ. I didnt know this, And since I
buy her turtle food from the same shop Im confussed. I have to find my
turtle a home. I dont know what to do. I dont think she'll survive an ocean
or a pond since shes never been around the fridget weather. It's really
cold out here. Any advice I would appreciate it. Thank you.
03 Dec 2011, 13:03
I read in the local paper yesterday about a law they said slipped by, it
allows hunters to use a bow an arrow to shoot deer with in 150 feet of any
property in Monmouth county NJ it was 450 feet. It just as likely a child
will be hit with an arrow as a deer will now. It also said if people say
your allowed the hunters can come on there property and hunt I guess even
if the neighbors mind. Now they also allow Bear hunting, I see dead animals
lots of deer everywhere I travel. \r\n\r\nToday I was driving on 35 south
in Holmdel and somehow a deer was chased into a four lane highway with a
median dividing it so it was trapped it got away this time but there were
cars all around it. Its a highway lined with strip malls and stores. I know
there is something that can be installed on poles that detracts deer from
entering highways and roads I saw it on TV. \r\nIf any of those hunters
knew what it felt like to be hunted they would think twice I know what it
feels like and life is hardly worth living when you are in constant fear
for your life. Your heart races and it can cause physical illness and
death.\r\nPleas help the deer
25 Nov 2011, 09:09
I have been feeding a deer that had a limp for the past two weeks. He was a
9 Point buck, and I think hunters must have chased him. I saw him before
the injury, he was a beautiful healthy animal. Yesterday, his front leg was
hanging up, no weight, and it looks swollen. The antler on the opposite
side is missing. I know when they are badly injured, they lose their
antlers early, it is still November! I have been putting antibiotic in the
deer food as a last resort. Is there anyone in Pa who can tranquilize him,
and fix that leg? I will pay them. He will not survive the winter with that
leg, and I am afraid it is infected. Please help.
10 Nov 2011, 11:26
I am looking for information on how to start a fish recue center to help
save what fish are left can you help me out please and thank you
05 Nov 2011, 18:46
We have a group of wild turkeys that frequent our residence. I just
noticed that one of the little drakes (about 3 months) now, is limping on
one of her feet. I am wondering if there is anything that can be done to
help her, or if this limp will go away in time. I don't want to take her
out of her environment and am afraid that it that happens, the family of
turkeys will reject her. I noticed that others in the group seem to keep
her at a distance. I noticed that she can fly.\r\nPlease help, the winter
season is fast approaching. Thank You.\r\nLuci
19 Oct 2011, 12:36
Hi. I work in a wooded area and there is a large family of racoons, some
which i believe can be eventually released in the wild,as the already
somewhat live there. They have been human fed, some are skittish so I think
they could be assimilated to actual wildlife. However there is one in
particular that never had a mother and showed up alone and has been pretty
much hand fed from the start. My job wants to "relocate" them but i now
they just want to euthanize them, I need help please I would be devasted if
they got hurt.
10 Oct 2011, 01:26
A deer was struck by the car in front of me. The car kept going and the
deer seemed alright but it was limping. I turned around and went back to
see it and it was laying down and trying to get back up - but very much
alert. I called the police and asked if they could send animal rescue and
two officers showed up and shot it. They said thats how they do things.
This deer could have survived but would have had to be sedated and taken to
a Vet. Are there any phone #'s to call in new jersey at any hour of the
night. (It was 2 am) And are there different #'s for different counties. If
so may i have any list you may have?
29 Sep 2011, 14:07
Hi,i have a raccoon im trying to find a safe place to take her i live in ny
where it is against the law to have her she is about 5 months old and im
afraid to tame to release in the wild she comes in goes out as she pleases
but never wonders far and she wont climb the trees or anything. Every one i
call here says the same thing she is imprinted and needs to be
destroyed.\r\nPLEASE if any one can help her.
29 Sep 2011, 06:58
Hello,\r\n\r\nI rescued a baby squirrel(Grey) right after Hurricane Irene.
When I found him he was between 4-5 weeks old. Now he is 9 weeks old and
healthy. In a few weeks I should let him assimilate into the wild. I do not
want to let him go in my neighborhood because of traffic. I live in
Englewood NJ and where is the nearest sanctuary that I can take him?
21 Sep 2011, 19:02
I am a truck driver,today I went to 85 fifth ave bldg. # 5 Paterson N.J.
07524, at the back of the bldg. I saw a duck with a broken wing.The
supervisor told me it got it's wing broken during the storm, the other
ducks flew off leaving it behind. I felt sorry for it but can't do anything
for it. I am hoping maybe someone can help in some
way.\r\nsincerely...\r\nFenrick Stephen Smith " Steve"
16 Sep 2011, 06:00
Hi,\r\nthere is a turkey with an injured leg living on the grounds of
abandoned houses, across from Seasons Catering Hall, 945 Kinderkamack Rd,
River Edge, NJ. He looks sad and can barely walk.\r\nI also emailed Fish
and Wildlife, but no one picks up phone.\r\nThanks,\r\nDonna\r\n(845)
12 Sep 2011, 09:52
Hi my name is Elizabeth. I work for Rutgers University which is going
through major construction on the Livingston Campus. In a few weeks they
will be demolishing a trailer that has a network of groudhogs and cats
living under it. I am very worried about them and am wondering what to do.
Can you help, do you have any advice?\r\n\r\nThanks,\r\n\r\nLiz
11 Sep 2011, 14:55
I live in an apartment complex in Parsippany, NJ...in the Spring of '11 a
small group of Guinea Fowl made their home in and around our complex, we
now only have a 'pair' residing at the complex...I am aware of the fact
that they are warm weather fowl and will not survive the winter months
without shelter-heat-and proper nutrition. Who can I contact regarding
their traping and relocation to a safe haven where they can live safely and
comfortably this winter and the rest of their lives "they are a couple and
cannot be separated"...promise me this.\r\nThank you...
28 Aug 2011, 04:15
Hi I'm hoping someone can help me find a safe no kill shelter for my
turles. I was given 2 baby slidders as a gift, they are now 2 years old
and getting to big for their tank, and I want them to have a better home
then what i'm giving them. Is there any place I can take them that they
will be well taken care of?\r\n\r\nThank you,\r\nJackie in New jersey
24 Aug 2011, 05:09
We have a pigeon that has been roosting on our gutter for a couple of
weeks. It has a yellow band, but we cannot get near enough to see it.
This morning it was on top or our door and looked cold.\r\n\r\nWe have not
been feeding it, but it has gained weight. Do you have any suggestions or
can you take it to a safe place before the fall. It has survived those
terrrible storms we have had.\r\n\r\nI live in Cream Ridge NJ.
15 Aug 2011, 18:10
there is a beautiful young fox in Parsippany nj that really needs medical
help for what looks like mange, which is treatable. is there anyone who
could help this little fox without killing him? i see it everyday and have
noticed its behavior and i do believe its mange. any ideas to help him
before its to late? help please
09 Aug 2011, 21:39
found a infint squarrl needs help need number\r\n
19 Jul 2011, 16:46
i've just had a sad experience where a fallen baby robin died in my hands.
i can hear a sibling chirping in the birdhouse and it has been chirping
since yesterday, but i'm not 100% certain if the mother is still around.
would the baby in the house be alive if the mother hasn't been around for a
couple of days? if anybody can advise me whether or not the bird needs
attention please email me quickly: email@example.com\r\n\r\ni
don't want to kidnap it if the mother is still around to care for it.
03 Jul 2011, 10:13
There is a baby deer sitting in my backyard allo alone. The family was
outthere this morning feeding, mother, father and baby. Now it's just the
baby for almost two hours with no parents in site. Is this normal or did
the parents abandon the baby?
29 Jun 2011, 07:43
I have always brought baby or injured birds to Raptor Trust in Millington,
nj. they are great.
24 Jun 2011, 17:21
June 24 2011 8:30 pm. I got home from work and i have 6 baby ducklings
swimming in my pool , no mother, they're just shivering out there. I can't
believe there is no place in ocean county nj to call to rescue these poor
babies, i don't know if they'll live the night without their mother. please
contact me if you can help
22 Jun 2011, 18:48
Sorry this not about deer ..but I need help to find a place for a little
turtle ..my son found him on the highway ..he was almost roadkill ...he was
not hurt and is up and running ..but he is small and young turtle,,,I don't
want to put him out there is nowhere round here he could survive ..I need
someone to help me find a home for him . He is brown with orange spots.
Please let me know if there i a sanctuary ..somewhere for these little
creatures to go ..in South Jersey
06 Jun 2011, 06:07
I found the baby bird, American robin. The bird is injured. I don't see the
injury but the bird is not standing straight, it lining on the side and if
falls, it lays on the back. However, the bird is eating well, it eats
blueberry and worms. Is it possible to give the bird to any rehabilitation
center somewhere around New York, New Jersey or PA? Please let me know what
I should do. (I donít want to leave this poor thing to die) (646)252-1274
02 Jun 2011, 16:20
I found a baby blue jay in my yard. I don't see a nest nearby. If I leave
it out there it will certainly die. Is there a place I can contact to
rescue the bird? I live in central jersey. Monmouth county. Thanks for your
27 May 2011, 05:44
Hello, \r\nI've recently found a baby bird on the ground late last night.
Seeing as how I was playing outside with my niece for a good hour I think
that's how long the baby bird was out there. I got a shoe box and put a
rag down and brought it inside. Now the thing is I can see the nest, I
know exactly where it is, however I can't reach it. And after watching it
for a few hours I've realized there are no other baby birds inside the
nest. Nor has their been any adult birds coming by. My sister seems to
think that a larger bird came and wiped out the nest. As for now the baby
bird is sleeping peaceful after I gave it a little sugar water. I would
really like to find a place that will take care of it, any suggestions? I
live in South Jersey.
22 May 2011, 10:55
Hello, I've rescued wild animals and I work closely with a Vet please if
you need any help or information contact my email, I am more than pleased
to raise of foster these wild animals. Thank you and many blessings
13 May 2011, 13:08
I found a chipmunk in my backyard with a broken leg and I have absolutely
no way to care for it. Does anyone have any suggestions? I live in Pine
10 May 2011, 17:48
i found 2 baby bird one is dead the other alive. they were lying down on
the concrete and it looks like they fell out of the A/C unit. I need to
give him to a safe place where it could get the care it needs. call
10 Apr 2011, 02:18
I found a grey baby squirrel yesterday. Left it alone for about 4 hrs. no
mom. Very healthy, fur eyes open. I called rescues no reply. I cant take
care of this one. Ate small amount of apple and i dont have a dropper for
the KMR i got from a local pet store. Can some one take this Animal? I live
16 Feb 2011, 18:24
Elaine, regarding the red squirrel, yes you can trap and release the
squirrel now and it should find its nest which should be very close to your
house the problem is if you dont know how it got in, it will most likely
come back in..Red squirrels usually dont take up nesting in homes as much
as flying squirrls do. i would suggest you find the place where its
getting in first then trap and before you release now its getting warmer it
should not be a problem to release.you can contact us for further help if
you need it\r\nkelly simonetti, antler ridge wildlife sanctuary
14 Feb 2011, 09:23
THANK YOU TOM !!!
14 Feb 2011, 07:00
Elaine, This page is one of many stories published on the New Jersey
Skylands website. Some of the sanctuaries do monitor the page, but for
immediate attention you should contact one of the agencies listed
13 Feb 2011, 16:13
I am looking through here and most of these posts have not been answered,
what exactly is this site ? Does someone actually get back to you ? I have
been trying to trap a red squirrel that is in my attic for a few days now,
the Have a Heart trap is set off, the peanut butter is gone, and somehow he
escapes. Question is, when i do catch him/her, where should i release them?
I know that all squirrels have their nests established and their stash of
food, will she starve to death if i just release her anywhere ?? That would
be an awful death, does anyone accept animals in this suituation??
11 Feb 2011, 06:50
This morning found injured Canadian. Leg appears broken at the elbow. This
is a youngster born this year. I can tell from raising 2 chicks....long
story. Need a rehabber or advice on where to take bird. Is safe in a barn
stall of ours for now, with feed and water. 2/11/11
Barbara Ann Tracey
10 Jan 2011, 06:45
We left a party at the Indigo Hotel, Basking Ridge early last evening (at 9
PM) as my husband was ill. About 15 min into the trip on 206 (going
towards 80 W), there was a deer sitting at the side of the road. New to
the country, I thought it odd and when I mentioned it to my husband he said
it probably had been injured.\r\n\r\nI didn't know who to call....what
should I do if I see something like that. I hope someone smarter than I
has reported this animal and it is not suffering.\r\n\r\nPlease tell me
what I should have done. I'm from NYC. I never again want to leave an
animal to suffer Thank you.
07 Jan 2011, 06:49
I have a 6-8month old deer in our backyard with a broken front leg.It is
about the size of a large dog. It is hardly able to stand up. It has been
hanging around the last few days. Now laying near a large tree sleeping.
What do you suggest?
08 Nov 2010, 07:44
I spotted a Chukar? in Blairstown Twp. this morning. It was in my yard and
it fled when I took my dogs out. It went and perched on a rock on the
other side of the street. I took the dogs in I went to see if it was still
around. It jumped out of the brush in front of me and ran down the road
and into the woods. \r\nI did get some pictures of it. I can get them to
you via email.\r\nEverything I have found on it so far indicates it is a
warm climate bird. Do you know if they have been introduced into this area
or have a cooler climate relative that I may have seen? If I see it around
whom should I contact? Thanks for your help.
10 Oct 2010, 09:18
I found a baby bird this morning in front of the store that I manage. It
seems to have two broken legs. I can't care for it because I have two cats
at home and I work 60 hrs a week. Can anybody help? I also don't have a car
to take it anyplace, so I need somebody that will pick it up. PLEASE HELP.
29 Sep 2010, 08:55
Elle, I rehabilitated an injured box turtle that was struck by a car - even
paid for her surgery when they removed her leg. My vet will see them (if
the rescue cant take him) as I have others I've had as pets since
hatchlings. Email me.
20 Sep 2010, 16:38
I was given an injured box turtle. The back legs dont retract. I dont want
to try to keep and rehabilitate it myself because they require time,and an
environment that I cannot provide. Where can I bring him? I am trying to
feed him and keep him hydrated but Im afraid if he's not in the right
conditiones he'll come down w/ other things and die. Can you please take
him? Please email me asap...I'll drive him to you and give you what $ I can
for food and care. Thank you so much
11 Sep 2010, 14:16
My dog got to some bunnies in our yard. They have some skin lacerations.
I am concerned mom will abandon them. I live in Hillsborough, Somerset
county...does anyone know of a rehab in my area?
11 Sep 2010, 10:14
oops accidently had hide my e mail clicked,\r\n still need help with
turtle rescue see above,\r\n thanks
11 Sep 2010, 10:10
I just found a painter with a hook in \r\nit's mouth.\r\n Where can i go or
contact to have it\r\nextracted. It appears to be healthy and\r\nactive and
I would like to release it as soon as possible.
01 Sep 2010, 14:38
Just saw an injured fox in the parking lot of The Arlington off Howard
Blvd. Mount Arlington. Not sure what to do. 5:30 PM on Wednesday 9/1.
30 Aug 2010, 13:58
I found a baby bird with broken leg think its a mud hen or willet. My cats
will eat it for dinner if someone doesn't come and get it. I live in
southern new jersey, who can I call?
23 Aug 2010, 13:07
i currently have four red eared slider turtles 3 r just babies but the
other is about 2 years old an i am way in over my head im pregnant an due
in the beginning of oct and cannot keep up with the cleaning an maintance
of these turtles if somebody can help take them off my hands an can provide
them with the care they need or provide me with info on where i can donate
this beautiful turtles please email me asap thank you.
08 Aug 2010, 21:38
Please help. Today (8/8/10)my daughter and I were startled by what we
thought was the cry of a baby bird outside our basement window, but when we
went to see, it turned out to be a baby squirrel. I have no idea where it
came from. I've been trying to get it to take formula for a few hours now,
but it doesn't seem to want to take it. The squirrel is strong, seems in
good health; pink gums/mouth, nothing seems broken, no blood anywhere.
It's eyes are not yet open, but it does have fur; it's not a pinky. I
can't bring it in my house, my cats and dog will go nuts. Need suggestions.
24 Jul 2010, 09:35
Cathy. Look at the post from Emma. It is under urs. Call the Absecon Vet
that she recommends. The toe by be necrotic (dead). Don't know why that
would happen in a bird toe though. It may need to be amputated which would
be kinda brutal :(. Keep us posted but call that number.
24 Jul 2010, 09:20
can anyone help us?? i have found a young baby bird that looks like it can
be a ring neck dove. It isn't that young that it can't eat by itself but
its really small and can't fly yet. She has all her features. She can't
stand or walk. One of her toes looks slightly darker than the others. She
refuses to use her right foot at all. You can really see the pain she's in
as she opens her mouth and closes it non stop as if she almost drowned or
out of breath. she got to the point where she even allows humans to touch
her without complains. normally she warns people by opening her wing. There
aren't any bird vets in our area :( anything we can do at home for it? Or
is ending her pain the right way (i really rather not kill her) ?
20 Jul 2010, 12:47
Lisa! call absecon veterinary hospital 609-646-7013. they have a wonderful
person there who takes in baby birds and rehabs them; I don't remember her
name (Liz?), but the receptionist will help you. I brought my baby starling
rescue to her and they took the little guy cheerfully. I had been refused
any help at all from local animal shelters and several south jersey "bird
19 Jul 2010, 19:04
hi.. i have a baby bird that fell out of his nest.. i left it outside for a
while today and the mother fed it.. but i couldnt leave it out overnight..
i dont know what to do with him.. he cant fly yet.. i have three dogs.. so
i cant just leave him outside during the day and hope he learns to fly
soon.. any suggestions would be very helpful.. hes alert and opens his
mouth for food.. adorable little guy/girl.. i live near toms river.. help
17 Jul 2010, 09:36
My brother just called me and said there is a mother deer with a compound
leg fracture and she is nursing two fawns. He doesn't know what to do about
it, if anything can be done at all. The fawns still have their spots but
are about the size of Labs. What should he do?
16 Jul 2010, 07:07
There is a coyote loose in our residential neighborhood in Towaco, New
Jersey. It looks unhealthy only because it's thin and has no fur on it's
tail. It's been out during the day.I will try to find a santuary to rescue
it in New Jersey. I don't believe in having any of the critters killed.
Hopefully, someone will help it regain it's strenght and find a new home
07 Jul 2010, 14:11
There is a baby bird at 94 Marion pepe dr in lodi in a blue plastic
container...it needs help...fell out of a tree and no one knows what to
do...plz send help asap...the heat will kill it!!!
02 Jul 2010, 13:39
Help!\r\n\r\nThere is a loose deer in our town (Rutherford, NJ). I know
that if it's not rescued it will get hit by a car sooner or later. What can
be done? The police or animal control would not do anything. Please help
21 Jun 2010, 07:50
I live across the street and turtles and geese are always getting hurt I
save them as much as I can but it is a busy street and they do get hurt. I
wish there was a way we could at least get slow signs or a speed bump out
there for them as it kills me to see them getting hurt all the time. If
someone could help me I would really appreciate it. Thanking you in
20 Jun 2010, 18:28
Hi,\r\nMy daughter and I rescued a baby starling today. He (assuming
gender) was running across the road on the garden state parkway rest stop;
I had to swerve to avoid him, as did the car behind me. I could not locate
a nest; he for sure fell from it as he cannot fly. the little guy has some
down, some skin area where feathers are developing, and some pin feathers.
He's now been hydrated and is resting in a warm box. I've mixed some food
for him according to a website I found dealing with wild baby starlings but
he hasn't woken up yet from his nap. I think his day was really traumatic
and by the time evening fell (we found him around 6pm), he just settled in
for a nice sleep.\r\nHowever, as prepared as I am to feed the little fellow
when he wakes up, I would prefer someone who has experience with this. We
called our local animal rescue who said call the police, they'll call some
other rescue. we called the police who said to call a bird sanctuary or
something, who said to call yet another person, who said they couldn't
help.\r\nAnybody got any info?
12 Jun 2010, 16:12
Hi, there is a very small fawn that has been sitting next to our garage
door all day today. It is right next to our house despite there being many
trees and bushes in the yard it should be hiding in. Have not seen the
mother and don't know what to do. Need to get my car out tomorrow and don't
want to scare it away for fear of the mother not being able to find it.
What should I do? It looks hungry and thin but healthy. It is mouthing
small plants but not eating them.
09 Jun 2010, 08:41
I have three red eared terepin turtles that are in desperate need of a
home.I live in essex county and will deliver.If anyone can help,please
05 Jun 2010, 15:33
Hi, \r\n\r\n\r\n My husband rescued a turtle that he was going to run over
with his truck, it is a red-eared slider. We have temporarily have kept it
until we know who to contact to bring it safely to the wildlife. Please we
are in Wayne NJ. If anyone can guide as what to do we have never had a
turtle before and I it doesn't want to eat.
10 May 2010, 14:48
My name is Saravana Moorthie. I stay in Jersey City,NJ and I have 2
beautiful Southern Painted Turtles. They are a pair, probabaly less than 1
year old and very healthy. They even come and grab food from my hand. I
bought them 2 months ago but unfortunately I am in a position to give them
away. \r\nI do not wish to sell the turtles, but hope to find them a
wonderful home. I would want to give them to someone who loves reptiles and
would care for them. I was wondering if there a repltile lover who would be
willing to adopt these turtles. I am also giving away a repto filter, a 9 -
10 inch decorative tree that fits in a 40 + gallon tank, a docking pad and
their food.\r\nKindly let me know if you would be comfortable to share your
home with my Turtles. My number is 551 689 6149
08 May 2010, 19:58
I had found a newborn bird in my yard today. I'm guessing because of the
wind, it must have been blown out of a nest somewhere in the tree but i
cannot see a nest. the bird was in the same place for over three hours so i
had brought it inside to protect it from cold and preditors. what do i do
now? it barly moves and hasn't opened eyes or mouth to eat. who do i call
to rehabilitate the bird?
14 Apr 2010, 19:19
Dear Sir:\r\nThere are 2 beautiful Mallard ducks that have set up their
nesting in front of the A&P Supermarket in Woodland Park, NJ. How do I
find someone to rescue them?\r\n\r\nSincerely,\r\nRosemary
14 Apr 2010, 11:57
Hi,\r\n\r\nI have a den of Kit foxes that is located in my back yard in
Wantage New Jersey. The other night I heard what sounded like screaming
coming from the back yard. Since then I have not seen the mother fox and
the kits ( 3 of them ) are just sitting outside the den.It been about three
days now and Im concerned the kits are going to starve. Is it possible to
have them rescued ? They are not that old but big enough to play out side
of the den.
03 Apr 2010, 14:22
there is a full grown male robin sitting on my lawn (manasquan, monmouth
county) and hasn't moved in over an hour - even when i get close to him. i
tried calling a sanctuary, but they are closed (after 5 on Saturday). I
don't know what to do, but I am afraid for the bird as there are 2 stray
cats in the neighborhood...
08 Nov 2009, 06:28
Hi Kelly, thank you for the information about does surviving on 3 legs. I
came across a doe and fawn last night and the doe had an injured front leg.
\r\n\r\nYou've put mind sort at ease\r\n\r\nKristin
07 Sep 2009, 12:07
baby squirrel just fell out of tree has head injury. wont get up but is
moving and breathing. who should i call and what should i do!!!!! plz help
cuz this is RIGHT NOW
31 Jul 2009, 05:17
STOP FEEDING THE FAWN, they do not eat bannas and bread..that is the cause
of the dirrhea and dirrhea in fwans is fatal! fawns are between 3-4 months
old and they are weaned, the fawn will travel with that group and should do
fine but you have to stop feeding it or it will die from the dirrhea. they
have to eat their native foods in the forest..they should not eat bird seed
and corn its too rich for their developing systems..if you need further
advise call antler ridge at 973-800-2420
30 Jul 2009, 16:59
There is an orphaned fawn in the neighborhood. Mother was killed. It is
about 8 or 9 weeks old. It follows another mother deer (w/2 babies of her
own) around and tries to nurse. Of course, the mom kicks it away. The two
other fawns don't seem to mind it following them around. The fawn can eat
on it's own. Squirrel corn, bird seed, apples. The neighbor has been
feeding it bread and bananas.I just noticed it has diarrhea. The fawn seems
healthy (other than the diarrhea) and seems alert and is not injured. I see
it eat plenty of my shrubs/flowers, etc. Any advise?
09 Jul 2009, 05:13
Melissa,\r\nBelivelle has many areas for the deer she/he obviously has been
born in the area and is supported by the river and vegitation. It is
unfortunate thats not the best place for it but it does live there. We do
not have a servce in NJ to relocate grown deer from populated areas, sorry.
she has made it living in the "city" this long she is savy enough to be
able to navagate the roads. Kelly Simonetti, Antler Rdige wildlife
09 Jul 2009, 05:05
Hi I live in Belleville New Jersey which is 6 miles from NYC and there is a
female deer in the river across the sreet from my house.Me and my neighbors
have called animal control,aspca & the local police department but noone
can help.The deer seems to have made a comfortable spot to lay down and
I've seen it eat some foliage around the river but I'm concerned it will be
hit by a car.I live on a very busy street that comes off the highway and
someone said they seen it in the park eating at night.Who would help recue
this animal to put in a safer enviroment? thank-you
08 Jun 2009, 03:56
Thank you so much Giselle for the quick response and sound advice. I will
attempt to put them in the new nest today. I will keep you updated on what
happens. I pray it works! Thanks again.
07 Jun 2009, 15:29
Hi Heather:\r\n\r\n We spoke on the phone about trying the nestlings in
the other box with the predator guard that the parents have moved to after
the attack. The fact that they were cold and quiet may explain why the
parents did not return to care for them. Now that they are livelier and
calling, the parents should respond. It is always best to try to get the
babies back with the parents before taking them to a rehabilitator.
07 Jun 2009, 12:41
Hi,We are in a bit a a sad situation. I went out yesterday morning to find
our Bluebird nestbox disturbed and 4 out of the 6 nestlings gone. We found
scratch marks up the post, so we assume it was a cat or raccoon. We watched
for the Mother to return into the box. Instead she and the male went to an
empty nestbox and started to rebuild. Knowing the 2 nestlings who were
about 2 days old, were going to die, I brought them in. The are being kept
warm on a heating pad and we have been feeding them mealworms. They are
now gaping, which they were not yesterday. I am looking for someone who
rehabs songbirds. I would try to do it myself, however I feel a
professional should instead. We are also leaving within 2 weeks for
vacation. I am in Flemington, New Jersey in Hunterdon Co. If anyone knows
someone please contact me. Thanks in advance.
01 Jun 2009, 08:20
Karen:\r\n\r\nHave you phoned a wildlife rehabilitator about the fawn? You
can contact Antler Ridge or one of the other ones listed for deer on the
state's website.\r\nIt is always wise to be cautious about handling an
animal and risking exposure to rabies. However, It sounds as though the
fox may have been just acting as a normal predator would. \r\n\r\n\r\n
31 May 2009, 22:42
I was awakened tonight by a screeching and bleating. When I ran outside I
saw a fox was trying to drag a fawn up the driveway. The fox ran and I
took the fawn into the garage. She was bleeding by the neck and ear. I
stopped the bleeding and she is now resting comfortably. I did not see a
mother near by although there was an adult doe in the area earlier. I am
assuming the fox is rabid and if it bit the deer the fawn has been exposed.
I am afraid if I let her back out she will be attacked again. She seems
very young and a little unsure on her legs. Can you help me?
22 Apr 2009, 10:02
For anyone experiencing a bird repeatedly tapping on your window: \r\n\r\n
It is the start of nesting season for many of the birds that nest in
people's yards. Cardinals, robins, and other species that see their
reflection in your window mistake it for an intruder and are trying to
chase away their own reflection. They are not trying to get into your
home. Some things to try to prevent this include turning on a light next
to the window or putting something that moves outside the window (a banner
or ribbons). \r\n\r\nIf you have questions about wild birds you are
welcome to contact us.\r\n\r\nAvian Wildlife Center, a N.J. Nonprofit
16 Apr 2009, 05:41
Maryann, \r\nyes your other animals can get mange, the best thing to do is
to trap the fox in a hava-a-hart trap and bring it to a local rehaber.
they will be able to evulate and treat the amimal and relocate it out of a
residental area. Kelly@Antler Ridge Wildlfie
16 Apr 2009, 05:33
Cheri\r\nshe might be setting up a nest. Do the turkeys come through your
yard? she might feel your yard is safe. they usually lay their eggs in
mulch piles. if there was not ample food in your yard she would move
on..best not to feed her becaseu she will not leave and will bring in the
rest of the flock to your yard and they can be very terratorial. you can
call antler ridge direct if you need additional informaiton. Kelly
15 Apr 2009, 17:22
I recently have a red fox hanging around my house. It appears to have
mange. I believe it sleeps in a dog house on my front porch (for my cats
during the summer time). A) Can my cats catch this mange and B) who in
Morris County will actually take the time and caring to try to catch the
fox and treat it? I can only assume where there is one fox there are
others and gee I would really hate to see more foxes develop the same
(especially with baby season approaching). If I call animal control - they
will simply kill it (they kill everything). I realize that this fox could
be very sick especially if the mange is so bad that it affects it's immune
system and then internal organs. Looking for some sound advise. Thank you,
15 Apr 2009, 15:45
I'm new to this page..but I have a wild hen turkey in my yard..she has been
here for over a week and I'm worried that she won't be able to get back to
her flock...I live in a small town but the outskirts are where I think she
came from...She doesn't belong here but the animal control, aspca, and any
other animal group can't help me...She is about 20 pounds and has decided
to roost on my garage, and spends most of her time in my yard...about an
acre...I don't think she is getting the best diet here and am wondering if
I should get her some turkey scratch...I don't know what to do with her...I
don't mind her here...but I can see that she wants to be in the
14 Apr 2009, 05:09
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary would like to remind residents that we are
about to enter the season when our abundant wildlife will be having their
young. A reminder all wildlife in NJ is protected by law and it is illegal
to keep and raise wildlife. \r\n \r\nPlease do not disturb, handle or try
to feed young wildlife, Wild mothers do not stay with their young, but
hide some distance away. This instinctive survival behavior is necessary
so that no attention is drawn to the helpless young in their nests. No
human can offer better care to young wildlife than their natural mothers.
\r\n \r\nPlease allow them to do so, if you have any questions or concerns
please call Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary or visit them on the web for
specific information regarding baby wildlife. \r\n \r\nThank you \r\nKelly
Lives, Preserving Wildlife, Enriching the Environment\r\n
14 Apr 2009, 05:01
Ben,\r\nIt is very difficult to rehabilitate a grown deer, they do not do
well with anesthesia and usually die from the stress of human intervention.
they can survive with three legs and since we have had a mild winter there
is plenty food for them. the best thing to do is to let it be and it will
compensate for the for the injuried leg. Kelly
03 Apr 2009, 14:17
An injured deer is in our back yard in scotch plains, nj. I believe it has
a sprained or broken leg. The local authorities won't do anything. They
will only kill it. Please help!
03 Apr 2009, 06:41
Ooops! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
03 Apr 2009, 06:39
I am hoping someone can outreach and help a deer in trouble in our town.
For the past few days, a deer has been located between our elementary and
high school. It has a bowl stuck on its head which obviously impedes its
eating and drinking. Local authorities have turned us away and will not
helpl Please contact me if you know of where else I can reach for help.
Time is of the essence.