"Q: I found a young animal (bird, rabbit, deer, etc.) with no parent nearby. What should I do?
A: Many animals will leave their young alone during the day while they hunt or rest somewhere else. Young birds learning to fly will often spend several days on the ground while their parents continue feeding them and teaching them to fly and find food on their own. Unless a young animal is obviously sick or injured, it is best to keep an eye on it from a distance for several hours or a day to wait for its parents to return. Young birds on the ground can be picked up and put into a shrub or tree or even on the roof (if there is shade) to keep them out of reach of house cats and dogs."
These are Wildlife Rehabilitators in the Tucson area:
Toni Arena Sierra Vista & SE AZ Telephone: (520) 366-0390
Tucson Wildlife Center, Inc. East Tucson Telephone: (520) 290-9453
Forever Wild Rehabilitation Center SE Tucson Telephone: (520) 574-3579
Robert Brandner East Tucson Telephone: (520) 743-0217
Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility West Tucson Telephone: (520) 743-0217
Patricia Orosz-Coghlan East Tucson Telephone: (520) 290-9485
Wild Things Animal Rehab. Center Vail, SE Arizona Telephone: (520) 762-5864
Kathie Schroeder Catalina Telephone: (520) 825-1076
Robert Schwartz Catalina Telephone: (520) 825-833
Sue & Ken Simpson Green Valley Telephone: (520) 625-5368
Linda Stitt Central Tucson Telephone: (520) 795-5652