DFW Wildlife Coalition Educates Public About Rescuing Animals

The DFW Wildlife Coalition will hold a Varmint Lovers’ Tea Party and Bazaar Nov. 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dallas, TX.

The organization’s mission is to resolve human/wildlife conflicts in a humane way when it comes to finding and rescuing wild animals. The coalition was founded in the metroplex area in 2003. They are non-profit incorporated in the state of Texas and are filing for 501Ã?© 3 status.

In June DFW Wildlife had a Backyard Pond Celebration at the Dallas Discovery Gardens and in July a Wildlife Rehab Basic Skills Class was taught by the Coalition.

According to the organization, only adults should rescue baby birds and when one is found a wildlife rehab coordinator, state wildlife agency, or wildlife vet should be contacted as soon as possible. The bird should be gotten to a wildlife rehabilitator as soon as possible after being rescued. It is a myth that birds abandon their young if a human touches a chick. Also, male birds typically attack windows during mating season, according to The Fund For Animals. It is against the law in most states to keep a wild animal if you don’t have a permit even if you plan to release them.

Only adults should rescue baby mammals. The same tips apply for finding these creatures. You can find detailed instructions on rescuing wild animals on the Coalition’s website.

Wild animals often nest near human dwellings especially in the spring or summer to take care of their young.

The Coalition advises those who find bats near or in their house not to panic. Bats usually enter houses through crevices, cracks, and roofs among other avenues.

When it comes to beavers chewing on trees and building dams that flood roads, tell your local officials that killing them and destroying dams will not solve the problem because migrating beavers will move in and build a new dam.

Coyotes are afraid of humans and rarely attack people. When it comes to deer, people mistakenly assume that if a fawn is found alone they are orphaned.

In the summer raccoons like to use attics or chimneys as denning sites to raise their cubs. Even though raccoons are nocturnal mothers sometimes can be spotted during the day foraging for food to nurture their nursing babies who are depleting their energy.

If a squirrel is in your attic chances are good that you have a mother with young.

The Coalition advises against trapping unless there is an immediate threat to you, your family, or your companion animals.

You can mail donations to DFW Wildlife Coalition, Box 833523, Richardson, TX 75083 or donate online at dfwwildlife.org through Paypal.

To contact DFW Wildlife call 972-234-WILD or email them at info@dfwwildlife.org.

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