What to do if you find an orphaned animal

Prevent animal orphans and know what to do when you spot one. Nathan Coleman visits a Nova Scotia wildlife rehabilitation centre full of tiny baby animals to find out how you can help.

It's the season for all the critters in your neighbourhood to have their offspring, and you may end up having an encounter with a baby raccoon or baby squirrel.

If it looks like they're sick or can't find their mom, what do you do?

It's a question I posed to wildlife expert extraordinaire Hope Swinimer. Her organization, Hope For Wildlife, has already fielded hundreds of calls about injured baby squirrels and raccoons. You can hear her advice in the video above.