Wildlife Search and Rescue: A Guide for First Responders

Wildlife Search and Rescue: A Guide for First Responders

Author(s): Rebecca Dmytryk

Published Online: 29 JUN 2012 04:18AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470655108

Online ISBN: 9781119959649

DOI: 10.1002/9781119959649

About this Book

Rescuing wild animals in distress requires a unique set of skills, very different from those used in handling domestic animals. The equipment, degree of handling, the type of caging and level of care a wild animal receives can mean the difference between life and death. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a comprehensive guide on 'best practices' and suggested standards for response to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. This valuable resource covers the fundamentals of wildlife rescue, from 'phone to field', including safe and successful capture strategies, handling and restraint techniques and initial aid. Wildlife Search and Rescue is a must have for anyone interested in knowing what to do when they are face to face with a wild animal in need, or for anyone involved in animal rescue. While the book focuses on wildlife native to North America, much of the information and many of the techniques are applicable to other species, including domestic dogs and cats.

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