MyDNR Newsletter, Indiana Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (IDNR): You may soon discover baby animals in your backyard. Often, pets are the first to discover a rabbit nest or fledgling bird. To prevent negative interactions with wildlife, DNR recommends supervising pets at all times when they are outdoors. Leash your pets for walks or keep them in a secure kennel.
Remember, it’s normal for young wildlife to be left unattended – discovering a young animal alone is not necessarily a cause for alarm. If you find a truly orphaned or injured wild animal, contact a permitted wildlife rehabilitator for help.
For more information, please visit IDNR Orphaned & Injured Animals webpage.
Permitted Wildlife Rehabilitator List, IDNR
Injured Wildlife and What to Do, Got Nature? Blog, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources
Wildlife, Playlist, Purdue Extension – Forestry and Natural Resources YouTube channel
No Room at the Inn: Suburban Backyards and Migratory Birds, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center