Intake Center Hours
Beginning June 7, 2020:
WR&R’s Intake Center is admitting injured and orphaned wild animals from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Saturday. The center is temporarily closed on Sundays and has restricted hours because we do not have enough volunteers to help at this time. Due to Covid-19 Social Contact Limitations, we have very few volunteers available, so we ask for your patience and understanding. We realize not all animals will receive the help they need and this saddens us.
BEFORE bringing the animal to the center, we prefer you call first: 530-477-5774. You will receive advice on whether the animal truly needs intervention. If it is determined the animal needs care, you will receive instructions on handling and transporting the animal.
If you call during hours the center is not open, please use the temporary care instructions following. For emergency baby bird care instructions see below.
TEMPORARY CARE & TRANSPORT INSTRUCTIONS
- Minimize handling of the animal. If possible, pick up animal with cloth or paper towel and place in box lined with soft cloth (old t-shirt material), tissue (for babies), paper towel or newspaper (adults). Keep warm & quiet.
- Do not provide food or water (one exception: see hummingbird care or emergency baby bird care below).
- Place the animal in a disposable container (best if no larger than twice the animal’s size) and secure the lid with tape.
For Small Mammals: call (530) 432-5522.
For Raptors: call (530) 432-5522.
For Bats: call Nor-Cal Bats (530) 902-1918.
HUMMINGBIRD CARE: hummingbirds eat about every 15 minutes. A hummer will drink out of a medicine dropper or shallow bottle cap on its own. Do NOT get nectar on feathers! Nectar “emergency” solution: 3 parts water, 1 part sugar (dissolve sugar in boiling water and cool). Gently slip dropper over the tip of the beak (beak tip inside dropper) or allow bird to drink from bottle cap. This is an emergency food only, not for long-term!
TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY BABY BIRD CARE INSTRUCTIONS (for finders who cannot get a baby bird to us immediately)