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Montclair Veterinary Hospital

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1961 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 339-8600
Fax: (510) 339-3215

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Montclair Veterinary Hospital Wildlife Services

When injured and orphaned wildlife need medical attention, time is crucial. It is vital that these animals get care as soon as possible. In the past, volunteers have transported animals from our hospital to local rehabilitation centers. Unfortunately, we no longer have a regular pool of volunteers and as such we can no longer be certain the patients will get to their destination in a timely manner. Because of this, we very strongly recommend that you transport injured wildlife directly to a dedicated wildlife rehabilitation facility. This will ensure the best odds of survival for the animal you are trying to save.

What should I do if I find an injured animal?

  1. Most importantly, be very careful. Wild animals (even the small ones) can be very dangerous and must be handled with extreme caution. If you have any doubts about your safety, please call local animal control authorities for help. Be especially cautious with adult raccoons, squirrels and any birds of prey (hawks, etc).
  2. If you are able to capture the animal, keep it in a warm, dark environment such as a closed cardboard box with a blanket on the bottom. Animals have no fear of tight spaces and often feel safer in a smaller area.
  3. Get the animal to a rehab center or drop-off point as soon as you can. Handle the animal as little as possible until you reach help.
  4. Do not attempt to feed injured or orphaned wildlife unless you know exactly what the animal eats. Feeding worms to a seed-eating bird (or vice versa) can be detrimental to its health. If you feel you can feed the animal safely, administering water with a syringe or dropper is acceptable. Call for advice if you feel the animal must be fed before it can be taken to a rehabilitation center.

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Monday8am6pm
Tuesday8am6pm
Wednesday8am6pm
Thursday8am6pm
Friday8am6pm
Saturday8am6pm
SundayClosedClosed

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1961 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611
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