Bats awaken from hibernation frequently, often due to extreme temperature fluctuations. They somehow find their way from an attic or wall into a building. In almost all cases, a bat found awake during the winter will be underweight and dehydrated, and will need treatment at a wildlife rehabilitation centre until it can be released in the spring.
Contain the bat using the instructions above. Do not provide any food or water. Contact RVWS or your closest wildlife rehabilitator for advice and to assess the bat’s condition.