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 learn local, state, and federal regulations regarding wildlife; how to effectively handle calls from the public regarding wildlife concerns; how to safely capture and handle wildlife; how to assess and administer basic first aid if needed; how to transport; what is needed in terms of caging, supplies, and food for each species; and what is involved in day-to-day rehabilitation.



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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