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What to do if you find a sick-looking or injured coastal wild animal….

While members of Save Coastal Wildlife and other organizations are trying to make the coast safe for all species to enjoy, there are still many threats to cause injury or sickness to a large number of species.

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Wild animals and domesticated animals often do not mix well. Please make sure to keep your pet dog(s) away from wild animals on the beach!

Wild animals and domesticated animals often do not mix well. Please make sure to keep your pet dog(s) away from wild animals on the beach!

  • Never feed wild animals (excluding bird feeders of course) - feeding teaches wild animals to beg for food and draws them dangerously close to humans.

  • Always stay a safe distance away from wildlife - Stay at least 100 feet from wild animals to avoid causing potential harm.

  • Remain quiet and still when observing wildlife, as noise and quick movements will disturb the animal(s).

  • When waiting for authorities to arrive for a sick or injured animal, keep people and pets away.

  • Never chase or move an animal back into the water!

  • Always collect any trash your have and place it in a lidded trash can - littering is illegal and harmful to wildlife.

  • Remember wild animals are wild and they can BITE - Please keep a safe distance, at least 100 feet!

  • By not feeding wild animals, staying a safe distance away and throwing your trash away properly, this will help to keep wild animals safe and wild.