New Jerseyans share the environment with a wide variety of wild animal neighbors who rarely need our help. With a little effort we can enjoy the presence of many and use humane methods to deter those who are better off living further from our homes.
Spring is the breeding season for our indigenous wildlife and it’s important that we respect their privacy and ability to raise their young in peace.
When human help is necessary it MUST be provided by trained, licensed NJ wildlife rehabilitators—it’s the law.
Well meaning people often intervene when it’s not necessary—and in our area most frequently come upon fawns, baby rabbits and young birds. Here are some tips to help you decide whether or not the animal needs help: