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Wildlife Rehabilitation Organizations

 

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC)
IWRC was founded in 1974 in California. It is a non-profit organization and has an international symposia in the Fall, typically November. Their symposia changes cities and is typically hosted by a local rehab organization.  They have been a leader in training and standards in the wildlife rehabilitation community, with many international members.
 National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA)

NWRA is a U.S. non-profit organization founded in 1982 and is headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  The NWRA is dedicated to training, exchanging information, and networking wildlife rehab professionals. The NWRA also has many international members, and has a US national symposia early in the year, usually February/March. Their symposia also changes cities and is typically hosted by a local rehab organization. They have introductory training at the symposia and publish "The Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation" co-written in cooperation with the IWRC, and the comprehensive handbook of wildlife rehabbing "NWRA's Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation".

Both the NWRA and IWRC are great places to get training and to network with others rehabilitator. If you are interested in becoming a rehabilitator, we strongly recommend the IWRC Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation class, joining the IWRC, and NWRA, attending a national symposia for either and subscribing to Wildlife Rehab today. 

The National Opossum Society and the Opossum Society of the US  provide training and information on Opossum rehabilitation.

ewildagain.org  has good  information on Squirrel rehabbing