Rescuing wild animals in distress requires a unique set of skills, very different from those used in handling domestic animals. The equipment, degree of handling, the type of caging and level of care a wild animal receives can mean the difference between life and death. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a comprehensive guide on ‘best practices’ and suggested standards for response to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. This valuable resource covers the fundamentals of wildlife rescue, from ‘phone to field’, including safe and successful capture strategies, handling and restraint techniques and initial aid. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a must have for anyone interested in knowing what to do when they are face to face with a wild animal in need, or for anyone involved in animal rescue. While the book focuses on wildlife native to North America, much of the information and many of the techniques are applicable to other species, including domestic dogs and cats.
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Very informative and useful procedures to rescue wildlife.
Very specific subject, but full of useful information that is not available elsewhere. Now I need seven more extra words?
There is no other book out there like this one. In a nutshell, this book discusses the "standards" that SHOULD exist for wildlife rescue, but sadly do not. The author is hoping to change that. It is apalling to think just how many wild animals die because there is not proper handling and transport available to a care facility. Can you imagine yourself injured and not having 911 available? That's the case every day for injured and ill wildlife. Concerned citizens find injured willdife and want to help but simply don't know what to do or who to call. Anyone who works with wildlife, whether it be as an Animal Control Officer, wildlife rehabilitator or shelter volunteer, should have a copy of this book. Those of you who are hikers, kayakers, birders, and wildlife photographers should have a copy of this book. Wildlife Search and Rescue: A Guide for First Responders is one of kind. It will not only advise you on what to do if you happen upon wildlife in distress, but more...
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