When you come across an injured bird or wild animal, it can be difficult to know whether to intervene or not.
Sometimes, you might be worried that you’ll be bitten for your efforts or that you might catch a disease from the animal. At other times, you might not be sure whether the animal needs human help or not. These concerns and many more will be addressed at the Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation conference on the Rock Farm, Slane, Co Meath on Saturday, October 27th.
Experts will explain how to do first aid on wild birds and animals and how to look after abandoned baby animals once you establish that they are definitely abandoned. Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is an umbrella organisation which promotes wildlife rehabilitation and supporting the various other wildlife rehabilitators who work in this field in Ireland. wri.ie.
See also irishwildlifematters.ie for guidance on what you should and shouldn’t do when you come across an injured bird or animal.
You might be worried that you’ll be bitten for your efforts or that you might catch a disease from the animal
A fox walks past 10 Downing Street, London with a injury to his front left leg earlier this year.