Ask Monique – Fox in the Neighborhood

Dear Monique — My stepdaughter, Heidi, lives in a rural area, and a fox has taken up residence in her backyard. Every day it poops around the yard and sleeps on the picnic table. Heidi has two adult cats that the fox doesn't bother, but she'd like to know if...

It’s Fawning Season. Think Before You Act!

Although this message was sent by UCSC services to the UCSC Community, it applies to all of us in Santa Cruz County.  Please be aware that spring is the prime birthing season for a wide variety of campus wildlife, including deer. Finding a fawn (baby deer) alone...

Rat Poison is Killing Birds of Prey, and People are Finally Paying Attention

November 14, 2018 By William Freedberg, Mass Audubon Most rat poisons kill more than rats—they also pose a fatal threat to birds of prey. This topic recently made the news after a Bald Eagle on Cape Cod died of what appears to be rodenticide poisoning. The tragic...

Coyotes are all over SF to stay, even if they sometimes kill pets

July 19, 2017 By Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle The fatal coyote attack on a small dog at the front door of a San Francisco home has prompted a raging debate on social media and in public forums about allowing wild predators to remain in the city.  The...

San Francisco: Still Wild at Heart – a film by Melissa Peabody

Proceeds will benefit Native Animal Rescue, the Santa Cruz County non-profit dedicated to the protection, rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick, and orphaned native wildlife. San Francisco: Still Wild at Heart, a film by Melissa Peabody, and featuring...

Native Animal Rescue’s Really Big Year

Most of Santa Cruz knows about Native Animal Rescue for its work rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured, sick and orphaned wild animals back to the wild. But did you know that Native Animal Rescue also works to: —increase the understanding of and respect...

The Importance of Wildlife Rescue Partners

Wildlife rescue organizations work together in order to provide the best available care to injured, sick and orphaned wildlife. One of Native Animal Rescue's vital partners is International Bird Rescue. International Bird Rescue cares for sick, injured, abused, and...

The Case for Indoor Cats

By The Wildlife Center of Virginia   Help wildlife, cats, and the environment by keeping cats indoors!         While most of us love our kitties, free-roaming outdoor cats are a major threat to wildlife. These non-native predators kill...

Get to Know Your Neighbors

A working knowledge of natural history could reduce a lot of the unintentional harm we do to wildlife. By Tai Moses Here’s a troubling fact: many of the fawns brought to wildlife rescue centers in spring have accidentally been “kidnapped” by people who...

Santa Cruz County Catio Tour 2016

Update: First Catio Tour...Success! On April 9, 2016, Native Animal Rescue and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter co-hosted a free self-guided tour of 11 Santa Cruz County catios located from Boulder Creek all the way to Watsonville. A catio is an outdoor enclosure...

An Ounce of Prevention…Check Trees Before Trimming

By California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators Every year wildlife rehabilitators across the nation receive orphaned and/or injured baby tree squirrels because they have lost their nest trees due to tree trimming and removal. Tree squirrels typically...

Fake Halloween Cobwebs Pose Real Threat to Birds

Halloween and Christmas decorations can harm birds and wildlife. That's not fun. by Tai Moses Oct. 25, 2015—One recent Halloween, a Marin family opened their door to a particularly raucous trick-or-treater only to find a live Western screech owl hanging upside-down...
Ask Monique – Fox in the Neighborhood

Ask Monique – Fox in the Neighborhood

Dear Monique — My stepdaughter, Heidi, lives in a rural area, and a fox has taken up residence in her backyard. Every day it poops around the yard and sleeps on the picnic table. Heidi has two adult cats that the fox doesn't bother, but she'd like to know if there's...

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It’s Fawning Season. Think Before You Act!

It’s Fawning Season. Think Before You Act!

Although this message was sent by UCSC services to the UCSC Community, it applies to all of us in Santa Cruz County.  Please be aware that spring is the prime birthing season for a wide variety of campus wildlife, including deer. Finding a fawn (baby deer) alone...

read more
Santa Cruz County Catio Tour 2016

Santa Cruz County Catio Tour 2016

Update: First Catio Tour...Success! On April 9, 2016, Native Animal Rescue and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter co-hosted a free self-guided tour of 11 Santa Cruz County catios located from Boulder Creek all the way to Watsonville. A catio is an outdoor enclosure...

read more