Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Pets
8:45 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Wildlife Rescue - New Rules

Bottle-feeding rescued baby raccoon - no longer allowed in Alabama
Credit Karin Dalziel

If you rescue an orphaned or injured wild animal in Alabama you could find yourself in a sticky situation, especially if it's one of the seven species that are no longer allowed to be cared for and rehabilitated under the new regulations.  

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Orphaned Wildlife-Alabama
4:16 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Ala. Ending Rehab Of Baby Raccoons, Other Animals

Wildlife lovers are protesting a new state rule they say is a death sentence for helpless baby raccoons, skunks and other wild animals in Alabama.
Credit Rainbow Wildlife Rescue and Wildlife

Wildlife lovers are protesting a new state rule they say is a death sentence for helpless baby raccoons, skunks and other wild animals in Alabama.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says it will no longer issue permits letting groups or individuals rehabilitate raccoons, skunks, opossums, foxes, coyotes, feral pigs or bats.

The agency says anyone who finds an orphaned or sick animal should leave it in the wild, and humane organizations should euthanize any of the animals they receive.

But wildlife workers are appalled at the decision.

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Arts & Life
8:28 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Ala Sponsoring Dove Hunts for Kids

Alabama's wildlife agency is sponsoring the 13th annual youth dove hunt in September. Online registration begins August 16.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Alabama's wildlife agency is sponsoring a series of dove hunts for children.