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San Diego Humane Society sees surge in young wildlife in need of care

Posted at 6:34 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 21:34:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's baby wild animal season in San Diego, and rescuers are seeing an uptick in babies in need of care.

"With such a great rain this year, there's plenty of food, animals are healthy, so they're going to be breeding quite a bit and probably having a lot of food for their young," said Lauren DuBois, Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation for the San Diego Humane Society.

Their Project Wildlife program handles wild animals in need of care.

“We're a safety net for the wildlife, and we really want to take care of those animals and get them back in the wild," said DuBois.

DuBois says in just one day they received 90 animals for care and so far this year over 3,700 animals.

She says if you believe a wild animal needs help, first observe. In some instances, the babies may alone because their mother is gathering food.

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