Coming across an unattended baby animal — especially fawns, rabbits, or hares — can be an especially stressful and concerning event, but just because a baby wild animal is unattended doesn’t mean you need to intervene. It’s so much better for everyone when wildlife are raised by their wild moms. Unintended, accidental kidnappings account for a large number of our intakes, so we hope that following this checklist will help you determine if you need to intervene:
Our Wildlife Intake Center (WIC) is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Our hours fluctuate through the year so always check our website (at the top or bottom of any page) or call our phone line for our current hours.
We are located at:
11251 B Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
When our center is closed, please keep the animal warm, dark and quiet – do not offer food or water. Please DO NOT leave it at our WIC when we are closed – there are many wild and domestic predators that could kill the animal. Many veterinary clinics will accept animals, as does Placer County Animal Services. We will get the animal from them as soon as possible.
During our open hours, please transport directly to our center, where the animal will receive immediate care. If you take it to a veterinarian, they will simply call us and we may not get the animals for hours. Time is of the essence, and you can help expedite by getting the animal right to us.
Gold Country Wildlife Rescue (Placer County)
Fawns | Kindred Spirits Fawn Rescue:
Bats | NorCal Bats:
Placer County Animal Services:
CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife:
El Dorado County | Sierra Wildlife Rescue:
Nevada & Yuba Counties | Wildlife Rescue & Release: