When animals are injured, ill, poisoned or seriously infested with parasites. Symptoms: they are bleeding, shaking, suffering from diarrhoea, tend to be apathetic and don´t pay attention to what is going on around them. (BEWARE of cases with high risk of disease transmission, e.g. rabies, tularaemia, leptospirosisetc.)
When young animals are sought through or suffering from hypothermia. (If their life is in danger, they may be dried and warmed up. Further steps should be consulted with experts.)
When young birds fall out of a nest or are thrown out. (The mother doesn´t take care of them outside the nest and can´t get them back. The best option is putting them back into the nest. They don´t mind being touched by a human as their sense of smell is not as good as the one of mammals.)
When animals are in imminent danger (endangered by cars, dogs and cats, small kids etc.).
When animals get stuck somewhere and can´t get away without being helped (e.g. air holes, chimneys, canals, cesspits, pools, rainwater barrels).
When young precocial birds are really lonely (small pheasants, geese or swans whose parents are not anywhere near).
If we find dead parents or siblings of young ones in their close proximity.(If they are still dependent on their parents, they would die without our help.)