Stop and Think before You Touch a Wild Animal

  • The best option for a wild animal is to learn normal behavior from members of its own species.
  • Sights, sounds, and smells from people and domestic animals can highly stress a wild animal, potentially causing it harm or death.
  • Wild animals have complex nutritional needs that are not easily met in captivity.
  • Possessing, owning, controlling, restraining, or keeping a wild animal is illegal.
  • Wild animals may carry diseases, some of which are transmissible to people or domestic animals.
  • Most wild animals have fleas, mites, and/or lice which quickly transfer to people and their pets.

Call me before you touch a wild animal.  (715) 832-1462

Patti