Experts Caution Community to Leave Wildlife Alone

Published 05/08 2014 06:49PM

Updated 05/09 2014 07:57AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Wildlife advocates are warning the community against bothering wildlife. They are asking people to stay away from wild animals and don't try to remove or kill them since it's mating season.

Experts say may put your health at risk since the diseases they could carry are unknown.  Wild animals are meant to be wild and not domesticated.

People trying to help wild animals often find that they are wild and can sometimes receive serious injuries from them.

"The public interferes with them and a lot of them get killed and we don't want that to happen. If you see wildlife in your neighborhood or around your home, call us if you think you have a problem," said Gary Silverglat, owner of M'Shoogy's.

M'Shoogy's says so far they've rescued about 1,000 animals. If you have wild animals near your home, call an animal shelter or M'shoogy's to have the animals removed. To have an animal removed, call 816-561-1635

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