Bird caught by a cat or dog

  • Birds that have been caught by a pet should be examined by examined examined by Wild Nest Bird Rehab or an avian veterinarian with wildlife experience.

  • Even if the bird seems unharmed, the toxic bacteria housed in the mouth of cats can be lethal to wildlife.

  • Dogs can often cause internal injuries to birds. 

  • Releasing a seemingly uninjured bird caught by a pet without an assessment may condemn the animal to prolonged suffering and death.