Hey all :(

I found a baby duckling chirping for its mom and, knowing we have a neighborhood cat, I wanted to protect it and then took it with me to search for the mama. I became so attached and worried and concerned for it and ended up choosing to put it back in my backyard where I found it so it can find it's mama. That's what the Audubon society website said and yet I feel terrible. This is why I could NOT have a kid yet--it freaks me out and I am so scared because of how much I would want to take care of it (and just little beings in general) and give it a good life. Whole new perspective on fostering.... Any comments or perspectives are greatly appreciated :). Thank you all.