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Pennington is firework-free in terms of our by-laws
Protecting and helping our wildlife.
Although it is strongly advised not to handle sick or injured animals
unless trained to do so:
Here are signs that an animal may be injured, and how to assist:
Signs That an Animal Is Injured
- Obvious wounds or bleeding
- Problems standing or inability to stand
- Trouble holding the head erect
- Trouble breathing
- Lethargic, appears unable to see or react to stimuli
- Missing hair or fur
- Excessive urination or faecal staining on the rear end
- Signs of neurological trauma such as seizures or walking in circles
- Typically nocturnal animal is active during the daytime
Helping Injured Mammals
If you find a sick or injured animal, there may be a wildlife rehabilitation in your area able to assist you.
Untrained individuals should not handle sick or injured wildlife. If rabies is suspected, call the local animal
control agency so that the animal can be captured and tested. If you have been bitten by a wild animal,
seek medical attention immediately. Your health care provider can assess your risk for rabies exposure
and can administer post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) if needed.