San Francisco, seen from north Skyline Blvd - Courtesy of Lieven Leroy
Kings Mountain Animal Hotline
ANIMAL RESCUE WHAT TO DO
Contact the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo (PHS). The PHS is available to help out in emergencies with both wild and domestic animals and lost and found animals. Call 650-340-8200 and select Option #2 for injured domestic or wild animals; select Option #6 for lost or found animals. The PHS hours are M-F 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM; weekends & holidays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. After hours contact San Mateo County at 650-363-4953.
NOTE: If you have an injured animal in pain it may bite or struggle. If it is safe to do so, try and keep the animal warm and as comfortable as possible. If transporting an injured animal, do your best to move the animal without causing any further damage or pain. No one will fault you for trying to help -- time is very important and the sooner you can get the animal to the hospital the better. Once you get to the PHS they will help you bring the animal in to the facility.
If an animal has died on a main road, try to move it to a safe place to be picked up. If the animal is on a busy road such as Skyline, please be cautious and careful. You do not want to become part of the problem by endangering yourself or others when moving an animal off the road.
If you cannot safely house a lost pet that you have found, Kings mountain groups.io has the list of mountain neighbors willing to house a lost pet temporarily until the owners can pick them up. Go to groups.io and click on file icon, animal rescue folder to quickly find the contacts name and numbers to call.
By Jan Ruby