Role of Wildlife Rehabilitators
- Community partners for local Public Health, Police, Fire, EMT and Animal Shelter and Control Departments, Businesses, Neighborhood Associations, state environmental and health agencies and community non-profit organizations
- Rehabilitators are dedicated professionals who sacrifice a great deal to rehabilitate the wildlife that are injured or orphaned; 80-90% of all wildlife patients need care due to intentional and unintentional human activities.
- Save tax-payer dollars by providing public services that would otherwise need to be provided by government agencies.
- Work closely with Veterinarians who donate their services to assess injuries and diagnose illnesses among wildlife.
- Provide humane euthanasia when wild animals are unable to survive in the wild and cannot be released.
- Are volunteers that provide public services not otherwise provided by public agencies or municipalities:
2. rescue injured and orphaned wildlife;
3. provide educational programs for the public, in an
effort to reduce human-wildlife conflict; and,
4. raise and/or rehabilitate native wildlife;
- Follow a professional Code of Ethics.
- Follow Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation developed and maintained by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.
- Help concerned people decide whether an animal truly needs help. Even well trained rehabilitators are not equivalent replacements for biological parents. Rehabilitators can provide instructions on how to reunite wildlife families, keeping the safety of the animals and the rescuers in mind, and they can suggest humane, long-term solutions when conflicts arise between humans and their wildlife neighbors.
Please support your local wildlife rehabilitators!
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