The MNRF is sending out some tips about what to do if you see a sick or an abandoned wild animal.

If you do see one, don’t remove it from its habitat as that could do more harm than good.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says check periodically over a one or two day period to make sure the animal is actually abandoned before doing anything, as some species leave their offspring alone during the day.

If their fur is bloody, covered in fleas, or has an uneven loss of fur, call the MNRF.

They say to always wear protective clothing if you are handling a wild animal, and call a wildlife rehabilitator to find the best course of action.

Contact numbers are on the MNRF website.

Written by: Taylor Ablett