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Bats

Please call us at 831-264-5427 or email us with your questions. You can also click the links below to learn more specifics about our most frequently asked questions. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND AN INJURED BAT

Has the bat bitten any person or pet? If so, please call Hitchcock Road Animal Services immediately at 831-769-8850. 

If the animal is injured but has not bitten anyone, please call us for help at 831-264-5427. You can also safely pick up the bat using a towel or thick gloves and place him on the trunk of a nearby tree. If he is able to cling to the tree, he should be ok. If he is not able to cling to the tree, please call us for help or place the bat in a box that he can breathe in but not escape from and bring him to the SPCA Wildlife Center located at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway, across from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  The SPCA Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is open for rescues from 8 am to 5 pm in the Fall and Winter (from September 1 through March 31) and from 7 am to 7 pm in the Spring and Summer (from April 1 to August 31). Please see below for what to do outside of these hours.

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IF YOU FIND A BABY BAT

If you think you have found a baby bat, please call us at 831-264-5427.

AFTER HOURS RESCUE

Has the bat bitten any person or pet? If so, please call Hitchcock Road Animal Services immediately at 831-769-8850. 

The SPCA Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is open 8 am to 5 pm in the Fall and Winter (from September 1 through March 31) and from 7 am to 7 pm in the Spring and Summer (from April 1 to August 31).

If the bat is injured but has not bitten anyone, please safely pick up the bat using a towel or thick gloves and place him on the trunk of a nearby tree. If he is able to cling to the tree, he should be ok. If he is not able to cling to the tree, please place the bat in a box that he can breathe in but not escape from and place the box in a warm, dark, safe, and quiet location for the night. Please call us in the morning for assistance or bring him to us. The SPCA Wildlife Center located at 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway, across from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.