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Rancho Coastal Humane Society holding baby shower for infant wildlife

Posted at 7:08 AM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 10:08:11-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Carlsbad animal rescue is holding a very special baby shower in preparation of an influx of baby animals this spring.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Rancho Coastal Humane Society's San Diego Wildlife Center (SDWC) will collect donations for cottontail rabbits, squirrels, hawks, raccoons, owls, and other wildlife.

“Wildlife babies are really difficult for humans to raise. Baby rabbits are extremely hard to raise away from their mother. Mothers leave the nest alone all day and only come to feed at dawn and dusk," Trish Jackman, SDWC's director, said. "Well-intentioned people sometimes ‘rescue’ baby wildlife that doesn’t need their help, and would possibly be better off left alone.

"There’s a list of items we’re going to need as more and more babies arrive in the coming days, weeks, and months ... A heated blanket or bag of bird food can save lives.”

SDWC is looking for common animal care items, including:

  • Bird seed
  • Baby food- Beef only
  • Timothy Hay
  • Millet seed sticks
  • Cat kibble – Science Diet – Optimal Care
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Bleach
  • AA-AAA-C batteries
  • Dish towels
  • Nylon gloves – no powder Sizes M/L<
  • Frontline/Advantage

To make donations online, visit SDWC's website here.