Recent wet weather impacts local wildlife

Baby animals are most at-risk this Spring after all this wet weather, according to Bidwell Wildlife Rehab.

Posted: Mar 8, 2019 10:24 AM
Updated: Mar 8, 2019 10:25 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Baby animals are most at-risk this Spring after all this wet weather.

Sandy Doolittle, director of Bidwell Wildlife Rehab, told Action News Now how to help those baby animals that are at risk.

Doolittle says she expects more baby animals will soon need to be rescued but many volunteers lost their homes and rescue tools in the Camp Fire so she is hoping the community can help to do the rescuing.

"We are starting to see babies, because of the Camp Fire," Doolittle said. "I lost all of my aviaries and cages. We don't have a center like a lot of rehab groups do. We do it out of our homes.." 

She added that it is important to work with experienced animal rehabbers and not to treat wild animals like pets.

Anyone who sees a wild animal in distress can call the Bidwell Wildlife Rehab Hotline at (530) 343-9004.

Watch the full interview with Doolittle below. 

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Northern California has had some light rain shower activity Thursday, but a more intense system will bring heavy rain and windy weather to our area late tonight and early Friday. Please drive carefully Friday morning!
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