Vets and wildlife centers are picky about what they take in...
I've seen and heard it a lot. People complaining about finding a "wounded" animal and their vet or local wild life center not taking it in...
Well first of all is it really wounded? or just a bit in shock?
birds that fly against a window are either dead on impact or a bit dazzled
not in need of a vet.
" my cat caught this mouse and it's bleeding but still alive"
that mouse is 99% death, cats and other predators produce certain types of bacteria in their mouth that makes sure whatever they bite gets infected. if that mouse has been in a cat's mouth it's pretty much doomed
" of but mine survived"
Congrats you have a mouse that's been in a cat her mouth but not really bitten.
I've had birds that my cats where playing with that didn't die either, my cats didn't bite down on it and where just playing with it.
Nature is nature it sounds cruell but it is what it is.
" oh you wont just help the animal? I'm not gonna pay for it it's not mine"
This is the biggest reasons vets will turn down a wild animal. I've seen vet practices that had wild squirels,crows etc in their IC
the treathment of these animals if they have something really bad like broken bones or life treathening wound, is expensive. but the people who bring the animals in don't realise that...so when they have to pay 200$ for a wild squirrel they back out. but then we have a vet that just spend 200$ on a wild animal...nobody will pay that bill.
" I'm willing to pay and the doctor/center could help the animal but still won't take it"
well in general introducing a wild animal and especially adult animals to a place like a vet practice or a small syntetic space is often the reason of death :/ the animals die of stress
if the animals really don't NEED to be in special care they won't take it
" They just don't want it because it's a COMMON animal"
WTF for logic is that, cats and dogs are common too. and vets work with stray cats all the time. this is a bullshit logic people will trow at these people because they don't know a better reason. Maybe ask the vet the real reason why they wont take it.. they will give an awnser and if you don't like it, maybe go studie to become a vet so you can't blame other people for not helping. you will soon enough see that the time and mostely money ( because believe me medicine for animals is expensive)
sometimes it is best to just leave nature alone and let another have it's meal.
now sure I do help animals myself when I can, but I know when a case is lost or when i just have to let it be.
but if you get a kind of kick of making yourself being a better person by blaming professionals and "saving" every little critter that faints be my guest, but don't be an attention whore about it.
The greatest heros are those who do not seek satifaction from it