There are a number of factors to consider before trying to adopt or rescue wildlife living in your own neighborhood. Such seemingly kind-hearted intervention could actually harm both you and the animals.
"People often bring in wildlife babies to our clinic because they mistakenly think the animals are either orphaned or sick," said Mark Pokras, DVM, director of the Wildlife Clinic at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass. "But it is much ...
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