Saint James Animal Hospital

538 North Country Road
Saint James, NY 11780


Wildlife Information

Article: Best To Leave Wildlife Alone (Newsday, June 1, 2012)

June is the peak season in our area for "birth of young wildlife including rabbits, birds and whitetailed deer."  Many people who come upon wildlife assume it to be helpless and in need of assistance, but that's rarely the case.  The recommendation is to keep your distance and leave the creature alone. 

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, "It's generally not a good idea to touch or help young animals found in the wild.  'Helping' may cause more harm than good as wild animal parents often shy away from their young when people are near." 

For more information and answers to frequently asked  questions about young wildlife, visit the DEC website at Department of Environmental Conservation.


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