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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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22 hours ago
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It's baby season! Bat pups are being born, and need your help now more than ever. If you find a bat in need of assistance this year, please be sure to call us! Instagram messages are much harder for us to monitor and are sometimes missed due to how many we get. If we don't answer, leave a message and we'll be back with you soon. 🦇

If you do find a bat this summer that needs help- your first step is to contain him! Use gloves or a thick cloth to get the bat into a cardboard box with a lid. DO NOT handle the bat barehanded! Give the bat a cloth to hide in, and a very shallow dish of water (like a Tupperware lid.) DO NOT feed the bat anything- even if Google tells you to! Get the bat inside and be sure to keep the lid of the box closed. You can use our rescuer map to find a local rehabilitater- batworld.org/local-rescue/

You can also call us anytime at 940-325-3404. If you can't find someone local or they aren't answering, please reach out so we can help!
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Its baby season! Bat pups are being born, and need your help now more than ever. If you find a bat in need of assistance this year, please be sure to call us! Instagram messages are much harder for us to monitor and are sometimes missed due to how many we get. If we dont answer, leave a message and well be back with you soon. 🦇

If you do find a bat this summer that needs help- your first step is to contain him! Use gloves or a thick cloth to get the bat into a cardboard box with a lid. DO NOT handle the bat barehanded! Give the bat a cloth to hide in, and a very shallow dish of water (like a Tupperware lid.) DO NOT feed the bat anything- even if Google tells you to! Get the bat inside and be sure to keep the lid of the box closed. You can use our rescuer map to find a local rehabilitater-  https://batworld.org/local-rescue/

You can also call us anytime at 940-325-3404. If you cant find someone local or they arent answering, please reach out so we can help! 
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Ugh I would a job working with bats! They are just the best.

Can you repost this periodically so we can all keep sharing this information on a continual basis. More people need to kno. We have alot of lil bats around Indiana

I wish you lived in Ohio. Question: Do you think those bat repellant ( with the high-pitched sounds) work?

Anywhere to call in northern Illinois

Precious!

Allison Glenn Kelly Foard Aday

Is this a national hotline number or is it only regional in relation to the area code?

I have a question, when wildlife/critter removal companies go on calls to remove bats where do they release them? I live in East TN and wondered there are laws that specify a place or if I could request some be released in my neighborhood because we have a terrible mosquito problem! I bought one of those BatBNB houses but haven't spotted any yet.

Er...how .where...would I expect to see them babies? Lol

Good for Ga. also If you find injured wildlife call AWARE Wildlife or for Pets Sake a vet in Decatur that takes wildlife.

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