Join our 2021 Wildlife Course!

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

This course is an overview of North Carolina wildlife and the proper procedures to care for and rehabilitate injured and/or orphaned animals with the goal of returning them to the wild. 

You will become familiar with:

  • Local, state, and federal regulations regarding wildlife
  • Providing rehabilitation according to species
  • Processing calls from the public regarding wildlife concerns
  • Capturing and handling wildlife safely
  • Assessing and administrating basic first aid if needed
  • Discovering procedures for transportation to a vet
  • Identifying equipment needs for caging, supplies, and food for each species

This course provides sessions to complete once a week. There will be an optional Q&A session with an experienced rehabilitator on Thursday nights. These rehabbers will change depending on the week’s current topic.  These sessions will cover specific wildlife and techniques for caring for those specific species. The course is structured so that you may work on this course on your own schedule. 

After you purchase the course, you will be sent an email with course login information.

Dates: March 18th - May 27th

Course - $100 per student

Rescue, Rehab... Release!

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What’s Wildlife Rehabilitation?

Wildlife rehabilitation is the care and treatment of wild animals that have been injured or abandoned. It takes special knowledge and skills to feed and care for these animals to ensure their successful return to the wild.

If you’ve found an injured or orphaned wild animal, take a deep breath and read the information we provide on each species, then give us a call.

In North Carolina, it is illegal to possess wild animals without the appropriate permits. Wild animals, even in a weakened state, can be dangerous to humans and pets. They also can transmit a wide variety of diseases and parasites. If you must handle a wild animal, make sure you take precautions, including gloves and safety goggles.

It is illegal to possess wild birds, including songbirds, hawks, owls, shorebirds and most other migratory species, without a federal permit.

Calls Handled in 2020

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