Disease Prevention

Disease Prevention

Wildlife rehabilitators are trained in avoiding contracting illnesses from another species, called zoonoses. We use thick leather gloves when handling most wildlife, and also use vinyl gloves. We wash our hands with warm soapy water and even use disinfecting wipes and bleach on everything, including us!

List of carriers
A partial list of animals that are found in the wild that can carry zoonotic infectious organisms is below. Xenozoonosis is zoonosis transmitted by xenotransplantation (transplantation between species).

  • Humans
  • Assassin bugs
  • Bats
  • Bank voles
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Cattle
  • Dogs
  • Fish
  • Fleas
  • Foxes
  • Flies
  • Geese
  • Goats
  • Hamsters
  • Horses
  • Lice
  • Mice
  • Mosquitos
  • Opossums
  • Pigs
  • Rabbits and hares
  • Raccoons
  • Rodents
  • Sheep
  • Snails
  • Ticks
  • Wolves

Who To Call On Left

Who To Call!

Click the link below to find a list of Michigan Licensed Rehabilitators. You can sort by County, Name, Organization, Species etc.

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