Who to Contact
G&G Animals accepts all animals besides dogs, cats, and birds. To get our contact information, go to the Contact Us tab!
To find a local rehabber near you, visit this website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/83977.html
First and foremost, if you see what you believe to be an animal in need, DO NOT approach it and immediately call a rehabber. Touching a baby animal could cause its mother to abandon and reject it. Some signs that the animal is in distress could be crying, flies around and attacking the animal, or a baby next to its dead mother.
If the situation is urgent and a rehabber cannot get there in time, in ALL cases, it is best to use gloves and a broom or shovel to get the critter into a box or some sort of carrier. DO NOT use bare hands, try to feed or give the animal water, or handle it no matter how friendly and calm it may seem.
These animals do not have the same tolerance for human interacts as dogs and cats do. The #1 killer of wildlife is stress so it is important to remember to respect the animals’ space.
Specific Animal Tips
Fawns – If you find a curled up fawn, LEAVE it alone. They should be curled up and quiet. They cannot follow their mothers directly after birth so this is normal. If the fawn is crying out for its mother, call a rehabber.
Raccoons, Bats, and Skunks – These species are on the Rabies Vector List, this does not mean they are sick, but this means they are the highest possible carriers of the disease. Handling these guys could put you and your family at risk. If you are bitten by one, they will have to be euthanized to be tested for rabies so it is best for both you and the animal to keep your distance!
Bunnies: These rodents have a particularly low tolerance for human contact. However, if you find a baby bunny close to its untouched nest, you may attempt to place it back. If the nest is torn up or nowhere to be found, call a rehabber.