Spring is here and the birds are back. Cardinals are singing from the treetops. Turkeys are strutting. You might even encounter fox, coyote, or deer in your yard here in Madison. But with all these wild animals living so close to us here in the city, there are inevitable conflicts.
If a bird hit your window and was injured, would you know what to do?
If you saw an animal hit by a car and was struggling, what would you do?
What if your dog chomped on a nest of bunnies in your backyard?
Most vets don’t treat wild animals. But the Dane County Humane Society does.
We’re debuting a new weekly radio feature and podcast for you. It’s called “Wildlife Weekly” with host Jackie Edmunds. Jackie is a wildlife rehabilitator with the Humane Society and she’s here to help you… help the wild things.
Jackie Edmunds (M.S. CBSD , University of Wisconsin-Madison) has worked for the Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center as the Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Coordinator since 2011, and is mainly responsible for overseeing the volunteer and internship programs. She holds an advanced license for wildlife rehabilitation and sub-permit for banding wild birds in the state of Wisconsin. Jackie’s educational background is with the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she focused her undergraduate and graduate studies in ornithology and conservation biology research.
If you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal:
Call the DCHS Wildlife Center at (608) 838-0413 ext. 151. Leave a message with your name, phone number and a detailed description of the situation.