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1-855-622-7722

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​My cat caught a bird, what do I do?

Cats have bacteria in their mouths that can kill a bird if it is not treated with specialized antibiotics. Even if the bird doesn’t look injured, a small scratch or puncture can kill them. Do not try to treat the bird yourself. Call the BC SPCA Provincial Call Centre at 1-855-622-7722 for advice on bringing the bird to a wildlife rehabilitator.

Read our print out card about preventing problems between pets and wildlife (PDF).

Read more about rescuing wild animals.

Wild northern flicker bird flying away from berry branch
Photo credit: Tania Simpson