May and June is the time of year when fawns are born and young birds are ready to leave the nest. It is also the time of year when we get several phone calls with concerns of abandoned wildlife. The majority of times the animal has not been abandoned, but rather the mother is gone seeking a food source. She will return several times throughout the day to nurse her young. It is important to understand that as long as a human is close to the young, the mom will be concerned about her safety and stay away. It is unrealistic to think that all young wildlife will survive. Nature does not work that way. Fostering wildlife is usually only successful with trained and licensed personnel at a rehabilitation center. Veterinary clinics do not have the licensed staff or rehabilitation facilities to treat wildlife. Unfortunately people who want to be good Samaritans do not comprehend the poor survivability of these young creatures when being orphaned. If you encounter wildlife that is clearly injured, take it to a wildlife specialist for treatment. Contact us for their information.