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Don't Keep Wild Animals as Pets

Don't attempt to raise or keep wild animals as pets!

It is illegal and despite their cuteness, wild animals carry diseases and parasites transmissible to people. There is also a good chance that someone will be bitten or scratched by the animal. Furthermore, young wild animals who are raised as pets are very seldom ever able to be released. They lack the survival skills, species identification (knowing what kind of animal they are) and the natural fear of humans they need to survive on their own.

If you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, the best thing to do is to call your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator for help. They are trained to care for the animal until he is able to be released into the wild.

There are many companion animals in need of loving homes!