A reader writes:
My neighbor ‘rescued’ a young bird tonight. I’d call it a ‘teenager,’ as it is mostly feathered and has just a little bit of down. She picked it up from the ground because her dogs were sniffing at it.
The bird is currently on my screened porch in a box with a soft cloth (I have to keep it safe from my own cats). From what I’ve read, you’re not supposed to pick birds off the ground but let their parents try to find them. Unfortunately, that part was a done deal.
Any local agency that might have some advice? Doesn’t sound like a job for the animal shelter or PAWS, but I just have no idea.
Anyone know what to do? Thanks in advance.