On Tuesday a call was made into the SPCA Wildlife line to help an injured seagull on the beach off of Shore Drive. As one of the wildlife volunteers, I was able to immediately respond to the call. I did not know many details until almost on site, but knew it was a suspected wing injury....

Washing OIled Wildlife

Everyone's first instinct when they see oiled wildlife is to wash them.  But the moment birds become oiled, they start preening their feathers and ingesting the oil.  Depending on the amount ingested, the internal effects caused by petroleum and its additives can be as damaging as the...

The VBSPCA Wildlife Program is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing experienced care to orphaned and injured wildlife throughout Hampton Roads.  We foster co-existence with our wild neighbors through education and advocate the use of humane solutions in resolving conflicts with wildlife.