What to do if you find an injured bird or animal

If you find an injured wild animal or bird, or even a domesticated pet such as a cat or dog:

1. Keep the creature as comfortable as possible, in an area lined with paper to facilitate cleaning.

2. Call People for Animals on 9900025370 or 9980339880, Landline – 080 28611986 / 28612767 / 22733350. 

3. In south Bangalore, you can take it to Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC). You can visit their webiste here: http://www.wrrcbangalore.org

With some wild creatures though, especially bird nestlings which have been thrown out of their nests, heartless as it may sound, nature’s law of selection may be at work, and it may be best to leave the creature alone, if survival of the fittest is still a valid natural rule. I have learnt this lesson the hard way.

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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.