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  1. For your safety and the animal's comfort, handle it carefully as little as possible.
  2. DO NOT give food or water to the animal.
  3. Isolate the animal by placing it in a covered cardboard box with eight to ten pencil-sized holes punched in it for circulation.  DO NOT use a cage; the wire sides damage feathers and offer no sense of shelter to the animal, thus continuing its stress.  Close the cardboard box and place it in a warm, dark, dry room away from pets and people.
  4. Call San Joaquin Raptor & Wildlife Rescue Center at (209) 723-9283 immediately for further instructions.  The greated cause of death in injured or orphaned wildlife is the delay of proper treatment.

San Joaquin Raptor/Wildlife Rescue Center is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which depends on your contributions to continue rehabilitating and releasing wildlife.

P.O. Box 778, Merced, CA 95341


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