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Please help lost bats!
Bats sometimes find their way inside human structures during the spring and fall for a number of reasons. They could be youngsters experiencing their first migration and have lost their way, or they could be confused adults who have lost their habitat due to human encroachment. Please be kind to bats; never place them outside in rainy or harsh weather as that is a death sentence. Instead, see the information on this page and if needed, call a rescuer in your area right away. There are instructions below our Locate a Rescuer map on how to safely contain a bat until help can be found. Please also remember to protect yourself while protecting them – never rescue a bat barehanded.


WHY SAVE BATS?

Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.

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WHAT WE DO

rescue work video pic_edited-1Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the mistreatment of bats.  Each year we rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, and rescued from the exotic pet trade, zoos and research facilities. Bat World was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, accredited organization with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Donations allow us to continue our rescue efforts for bats.

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Great information from Bat World MidCities for everyone as we navigate baby season 🙂

🦇1. Watch your step! Bats may end up on the ground, and even if they are old enough to fly, they cannot easily take flight when grounded.

🦇2. Keep kitty indoors! Cats hunt for "fun" and like to play with their prey even though they rarely eat what they catch. Cats also don't understand cars, and can be injured or killed.

🦇3. Never handle barehanded! At Bat World, we are licensed, trained and vaccinated to work with bats.

🦇4. If you find a bat, follow the instructions at batworld.org/what-to-do-if-you-found_a_bat/ to safely secure the bat and find a rehabilitator in your area.

🦇5. Do not attempt to feed the bat unless the rehabilitator advises you to. Keep it secured and indoors, away from pets and children. Resist the urge to peek or show the animal to friends, neighbors, relatives, or anyone else.After a whirlwind weekend of wrangling bats, answering calls, and feeding lots of hungry babies, it's finally Monday...and the calls keep coming! It's baby bat season. Here are some simple things you can do to help bats.

1. Watch your step! Bats may end up on the ground, and even if they are old enough to fly, they cannot easily take flight when grounded.
2. Keep kitty indoors! Cats hunt for "fun" and like to play with their prey even though they rarely eat what they catch. Cats also don't understand cars, and can be injured or killed.
3. Never handle barehanded! At Bat World, we are licensed, trained and vaccinated to work with bats.
4. If you find a bat, follow the instructions at batworld.org/what-to-do-if-you-found_a_bat/ to safely secure the bat and find a rehabilitator in your area.
5. Do not attempt to feed the bat unless the rehabilitator advises you to. Keep it secured and indoors, away from pets and children. Resist the urge to peek or show the animal to friends, neighbors, relatives, or anyone else.
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Great information from Bat World MidCities for everyone as we navigate baby season 🙂

🦇1. Watch your step! Bats may end up on the ground, and even if they are old enough to fly, they cannot easily take flight when grounded.

🦇2. Keep kitty indoors! Cats hunt for fun and like to play with their prey even though they rarely eat what they catch. Cats also dont understand cars, and can be injured or killed. 

🦇3. Never handle barehanded! At Bat World, we are licensed, trained and vaccinated to work with bats. 

🦇4. If you find a bat, follow the instructions at https://batworld.org/what-to-do-if-you-found_a_bat/ to safely secure the bat and find a rehabilitator in your area.

🦇5. Do not attempt to feed the bat unless the rehabilitator advises you to. Keep it secured and indoors, away from pets and children. Resist the urge to peek or show the animal to friends, neighbors, relatives, or anyone else.

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Messy eater. LOL

We are so thankful for you and your education. I sent a couple of callers with grounded moms on the ground and I would hate to give the wrong advice. ♥️

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