I include a few things in my kit when it comes to wildlife rescue.
1) A small dog crate is the first item. This is the hard sided variety.
2) A large towel. They are great for wrapping around the cage to keep warmth in or light out. You can also loop a thick over an animal’s head to cradle the neck of a deer, or to protect yourself from a bite.
3) A torn towel or towels. These can be used for a variety of purposes. You can use them to tie to a collar of a dog as a handle. You can use them to wrap wounds as well. If a turtle shell is broken, you can also try to hold it together temporarily.
The item that I never thought of that would be great for the arsenal is night vision monoculars or binoculars. I never try to run after a healthy animal. If they can run away, they are sometimes okay. However, if an injured animal is under a car, or has fallen somewhere in the brush, something like that would be indispensable at night.
As anything else, you get what you pay for. However, I have found quite a few at the $250.00 and below that are very affordable to start out with. I know, with Murphy’s Law being what it is, I will buy one and never need it. However, there were times that I wish I did. I think its something I will consider in the future for sure.