Animal shelters are often called upon to help a variety of animals. Get the basics to help out that injured bird or squirrel who a good samaritan brings to the shelter.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
The Idaho Humane Society took in an injured bear cub following a wildfire in 2012 and unexpectedly found itself in the middle of a hullabaloo when it changed the animal’s name from Boo Boo to Bernard.
Sometimes raptors make house calls. Luckily, so does wildlife rehabilitator Victor Collazo.
The Wildlife Aid Brigade helps animal shelters and other agencies deal with wildlife-related calls by teaching their staff and volunteers how to handle the conflicts that arise when humans come face to face with the wild in their own yards and attics.
Collisions with window glass kill a staggering number of birds each year in the U.S. alone. But some simple changes, such as turning off building lights at night, can decrease the fatalities.
Coyotes used to roam the Western plains, but now these animals are all over the country, wandering into backyards and local parks and making people nervous. Find out how you can keep citizens'human, feline, and coyote'happy and safe.
Policies & Programs
The HSUS Wild Neighbors program seeks to raise public awareness and understanding about urban wildlife and to promote humane resolution of human-wildlife conflicts. The program features a variety of educational resources for citizens and for the local animal groups to which citizens often turn for advice.
Humane Society University's Humane Career Toolbox will be of interest to people of all ages who seek to professionally assist animals. The toolbox contains resources for both beginning and enhancing a career helping animals.