Help Us Train Future Rehabbers!
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, IWRC, is coming to St. Louis this March!
They will be offering their Basic Wildlife Rehab Course for wildlife rehabilitators to take without having to incur the cost of travel, lodging, etc. This a huge opportunity for our rehabbers to attend a training course locally to learn from the very best the wildlife rehab world has to offer!
The Basic Wildlife Rehab class is a two-day course for rehabilitators seeking formal education with a half day hands-on lab.
This course is one of the only formal education opportunities available for wildlife rehabbers and it is extremely rare for it to be offered here in our own area. Formal training can help a wildlife rehabber obtain their state and federal permit and ultimately allow for the placement of more animals in need. It is of paramount importance for our staff to gain this training in order to replace retiring rehabbers and to simply keep up with the expanding numbers of animals the need help each year due to urban sprawl and the growing needs our communities.
Lecture topics include:
– Introduction to wildlife rehabilitation – Basic anatomy and physiology – Calculating fluid therapy – Handling and physical restraint – Stress and the basic shock cycle – Initial care and physical examination – Standards for housing – Zoonoses – Euthanasia criteria and release criteria
To receive a course completion certificate, students must successfully pass the exam, lab, and homework with 70% or higher. Students also receive the Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach and Minimum Standards for Wildlife, an IWRC official publication, for reference.
The cost of this class is $215.00 and we have 12 people that we would like to attend.
We need your help!
Normally in the early part of the year, we are consumed by costs of formula, medications, veterinary supplies, and caging repairs. We want to take advantage of the IWRC being in our own area because the costs are much less this way. Please help us raise the funds we need to make this happen for our staff! The end result will be that we are able to accept more animals in this coming year and that benefits hundreds of wild lives!
Thank You for Your Support!