If you see a sick or injured animal, please consider leaving the animal alone and letting nature take its course. Injured or sick animals may attempt to inflict injury on humans; they may also carry dangerous diseases or parasites. If the animal poses a threat to public health or safety, call your local police department or the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
Do not attempt to care for a sick or injured animal yourself. In some instances injured animals can be rehabilitated. Contact the Humane Society of Greater Dayton or the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center to find an appropriate licensed rehabilitation facility.
If a deer has been struck by a vehicle, call your local police department and follow the dispatcher’s instructions.
If you have been bitten by a sick or injured animal, contact your doctor immediately.
Information on this page adapted from University of Illinois Extension, September 23, 2010, web.extension.illinois.edu/wildlife