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We cannot answer animal questions
via email.
Please call 209.883.9414.

We are open to receive animals between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm every day, including weekends and holidays.
Safety Precautions
Birds of Prey - Hawks and owls have strong, sharp talons and will use them. The larger ones can do serious damage.

Adult Mammals - Raccoons, opossums, squirrels, and other mammals will bite. Use caution. Wear gloves and use a towel to cover the eyes and protect your hands.

Baby Birds - Small birds are very fragile. Be extremely gentle. Children often squeeze these birds too hard and cause fatal internal injuries.

Baby Mammals - Baby raccoons, opossums, and squirrels require special formulas and feeding techniques. Please, do not feed.
Skunks and Bats - Never touch a skunk or bat with your bare hands Use gloves.

They are high risk for rabies. Don't risk an exposure. Keep them safe by keeping yourself safe.

Injured Animals
Orphaned Babies
Nuisance Animals
Put the animal in a cardboard box just large enough for it to stand. Keep it warm and quiet.

Bring the animal to us as soon as possible. The longer it goes without medical attention, the less likely it is to survive.

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DO NOT feed the animal. The wrong diet or wrong feeding method is fatal.

Keep the aninal warm and bring it to us as soon as possible.

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Before you illegally trap or kill that animal,
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The SWCC is not permitted to admit nuisance animals. It is not legal to trap or relocate wildlife.