Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Dedicated to the Preservation of Wildlife
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If you see an animal in distress, visit the Deep Distressed Wildlife site and contact a state-appointed Wildlife Rehabilitator right away

Distressed Wildlife

Human contact poses the greatest threat to wildlife:  Loss of habitat, injuries and mortality from animals being hit by cars, discarded fishing line, lures and hooks, agricultural mishaps, cat and dog attacks, sticky traps, inappropriate disposal of chemicals and oily substances, the use of herbicides and pesticides, inappropriate use of box traps and leg hold traps.
Distressed Wildlife Exists in Many Forms

Nest displacement (rabbits, birds, raccoons and squirrels) as a result of tree cutting, lawnmowers, children and pets
Fishing line entanglement which can lead to amputation, strangulation and death
Ground nest (rabbits) disruption by pets

Vehicle accidents caused by animals crossing roads or raptors swooping upon prey along roadsides

Heads stuck in yogurt containers, jars, and plastic soda sleeves
Ingested rubber bands, balloons and plastic bags (often by birds and turtles) mistaken for food
Second generation poisoning (poisoned rodent consumed by a hawk or owl)
Photo Credit: Deborah Galle
   Photo Credit: Deborah Galle