Always make sure an animal is actually in need before intervening. Ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the animal may need help. Please click on one of the images below to learn about specific scenarios. If you cannot find your scenario please call the hotline at 306.242.7177 and leave a message. While we aim to return calls within 30 minutes, we experience a very high rate of calls between May - July and must prioritize calls so it may take slightly longer.
Orphaned wildlife concerns make up about 70% of the calls to our Wildlife Hotline. It is important to distinguish between normal behaviour and real need. Many species of animals leave their young alone for long periods while they forage for food or to ensure their safety. It is during these times that they are vulnerable to well meaning individuals, children and pets. Unless in immediate danger, always call the hotline for advice before removing young animals from the wild.
PLEASE NOTE: WRSOS is staffed entirely by volunteers. While we aim to help as many people and animals as possible, Saskatchewan is a large province and we sometimes need to rely on the help of our callers to help get an animal into care.