While there are only a few rehabilitation centers in Southern California, there are plenty of rehabbers who specialize in specific animals. Here’s a list of organizations and resources you can contact if you find an injured, sick or abandoned wild animal.
Last spring, after morning drop off at school, I was given a baby squirrel by a fellow mom whose husband found the tiny critter at a construction site. Huddled in a blanket inside a shoe box, the 3-inch long creature was hairless and helpless.
After weeks of being holed up inside, we Southlanders are now venturing out into the warmth of spring and think of getting the tomatoes in the ground, restocking the bird feeder and seeing how our existing plants have fared through the days of rain and cold. Our kids, on the other hand, go outside and try to figure out why their soaked volleyball won’t bounce.