Category Archives : How to Help Critters

Suggestions from Patti of what to do to keep animals safe, how to tell if they are injured, and when to help them.


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, […]


As You Get Out in the Yard This Spring…

Keep wildlife in mind.  Help them stay safe by following these suggestions. Rake cautiously; Clean gutters carefully; Move brush and leaf piles before burning; Check window wells often or install covers; Do not shut open doors.  During the time that the doors were ajar, a squirrel could have built a nest inside and had babies.  […]


Please Don’t Put Out Poison

I had a very sad week last week when I lost three Screech Owls, all due to poison.  We humans set out poison to get rid of the rodents bothering us.  Unfortunately, owls view these rodents as a meal.  The owls don’t know which rodents were poisoned and that the rodents may be easier to […]