Paws for Kate – a special fundraiser

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2022 9 AM – 3 PM

NCWC will be at a very special event this Sunday. Organized by the family of Katie Seeley, it’s a special memorial fundraiser to support Katie’s favorite organizations in her memory.

Last August NCWC lost one of its volunteers, Katie Seeley, a newly licensed rehabber, animal lover and young mother, in a tragic helicopter accident.

This will be a beautiful, fun event with over 30 raffle baskets, vendors and, of course, NCWC will be there with our favorite animal ambassadors!

Stop by to say hello and support some very wonderful programs.

It will be held at:
Innova Spa
1851 State Rt 9,
Lake George, New York 12845

The Shirt Factory – Market & Food Truck Corral!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022 AT 4:30 PM – 8 PM

The Shirt Factory has invited NCWC to have a table at thier weekly fun night out with lots of different foods, handmade items, live music, and free to low cost activities. There are four lots of food trucks and vendors, there are large, community picnic tables in all, and three have live music every week.
Look for North Country’s table and say hello to our wildlife ambassadors!

71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, Ny 12801
The building is open to the public Monday –Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

For more about The Shirt Factory, an amazing initiative in Glens Falls, you can watch this video:

Binley’s Fall Festival


Join NCWC at Binley’s Flower & Garden Center’s Fall Festival! Stop by for some great food, fall mums and of course to say hello to our wild ambassadors!

773 Quaker Road
Glens Falls NY 12801

Deck The Halls Holiday Event at Colonie Center!

Saturday December 3rd 11am-6pm & Sunday December 4th 11am-4pm

Come celebrate the season with NCWC at Colonie Center’s “Deck the Halls Craft & Vendor Fair”.
Find our tables outside of LLBean/5Below. There will plenty of festive creations to check out and meet our live wildlife ambassadors!

ALBANY, NY 12205

Colonie Center Craft & Vendor Fair!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022 AT 11 AM – 6 PM

Stop by the NCWC tables at the Colonie Center Craft & Vendor Fair Saturday, October 22nd 11am-6pm. We’ll be near LLBean/5 Below. Lots of clever creations to check out, and of course meet our favorite live wildlife ambassadors. It’s a hoot!
(Also that day the mall will be hosting the “Boomers & Seniors Expo and a Health & Wellness Fair”.)

131 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205

The World’s Largest Garage Sale & Craft Fair!

OCTOBER 1st & 2nd, 2022 9AM – 4 PM

NCWC will have a table at the Warrensburg Garage Sale-Flea Market-Craft Fair-Food Fest October 1st & 2nd, 9am – 4pm. So much to explore and be sure to stop by and say hi to our wild ambassadors!

3839 Main St Warrensburg, NY 12885

Moreau Lake State Park Nature Fest

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 — 10 AM – 4 PM

NCWC volunteers and live animal ambassadors will once again be at the Moreau Lake State Park NatureFest. Stop by and enjoy the lake, the park, all of the nature activities and see whooo else is there!…/save-the-date-sept-17/

South Glens Falls Community Garage Sale – NCWC Fundraiser

NCWC will be participating in the South Glens Falls Community Garage sale at 11 Edgewood Drive, SGF.
9am-4pm Sat June 4th & Sun June 5th. All proceeds will be donated to NCWC!
NCWC Volunteers will be there, stop by and ask them about wildlife rehab and ways to volunteer, and you may find that perfect treasure to bring home!

NCWC will be at the Colonie Center Craft & Vendor Fair

Saturday May 7 & Sunday May 8. Come celebrate Mother’s Day with live turtles & raptors & wildlife crafts, visit us at the Colonie Shopping Mall Craft & Vendor Fair!

Free Caring for Wildlife Classes on Zoom – Spring 2022 (click to see the full list of classes)

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

Sunday, February 27, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

Who are the wildlife rehabilitators and what do they do? In this introductory class, you will learn what wildlife rehabilitation is and the role wildlife rehabilitators play in your community. You will also hear from Cara, an experienced rehabber, about the realities of wildlife rehabilitation and the challenges rehabbers face, whether they are newbies or have years of experience. In NYS wildlife rehabilitators are licensed volunteers that work from their home. Is wildlife rehabilitation right for you?  Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation is a great class if you are considering becoming a wildlife rehabilitator or would just like to become a more informed supporter of the rehabbers you know.

To register for a class, fill out the NCWC Google Sign Up Sheet and a Zoom link will be emailed to you:  CLASS IS FULL, CHECK BACK FOR THE NEXT DATE

Wildlife Rescue: Handling and Transport

Sunday, March 13th, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

Getting an injured or orphaned animal from where they were found into the care of a wildlife rehabilitator is one of North Country Wild Care’s biggest challenges, and volunteer wildlife transporters often save the day. In this class, Cara will teach you how to safely contain and transport wildlife, including the basic equipment you will need, strategies for handling different kinds of animals, what to do once the animal is in your car, and the ever-important topic of paperwork. This class is ideal for both beginning rehabilitators and those who are not wildlife rehabbers but would still like to help.

To register for a class, fill out the NCWC Google Sign Up Sheet and a Zoom link will be emailed to you:

Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator: Exam Prep and Licensing

Sunday, March 27th, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

New York’s wildlife rehabilitator licensing exam is coming up in April. In NYS all wildlife rehabilitators are volunteers who are licensed by the state to aid inured or orphaned wildlife in their home. The NY State offers the licensing exam twice a year in April and August.  This class will help you prepare. You will find out how to register, what you must know going into the exam, and what happens after you pass. Cara will help you focus on the essentials and expand your understanding of the regulations and calculations so you can feel confident on test day. 

To register for a class, fill out the NCWC Google Sign Up Sheet and a Zoom link will be emailed to you:

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Orphaned Baby Mammals

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

Open to licensed rehabilitators and those pursuing their license, Caring for Orphaned Baby Mammals gives you the knowledge you will need to raise baby squirrels, opossums, bunnies, and other small mammals. You will learn the steps to take from intake to release, including initial stabilization, formula feeding, and weaning and how to avoid “rehab fails” from Cara, an experienced wildlife rehabilitator.

To register for a class, fill out the NCWC Google Sign Up Sheet and a Zoom link will be emailed to you:

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Orphaned Birds

Sunday, May 15th, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

The Caring for Orphaned Birds class is open to those who are apprenticed to or are interested in becoming apprenticed to a Federally licensed bird rehabilitator, as well as licensed rehabbers who would like to brush up on their knowledge. You will learn the basics of nestling and fledgling care from intake to release, including species and age identification, initial stabilization, feeding, housing, and other issues from Cara Huffman, an experienced wildlife rehabilitator.

To register for a class, fill out the NCWC Google Sign Up Sheet and a Zoom link will be emailed to you:

Cara Huffman, NCWC Instructor

Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licenses Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years.  Originally from California, Cara volunteered for a local animal shelter that did wildlife rehabilitation.  Once she got into the program and started caring for injured and orphaned wildlife, she was hooked.  After completing school and a veterinary technician program, she went on to help develop a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in California. Cara moved to New York in 2000 and immediately hooked up with local rehabilitators and got her NYS rehab license. Cara primarily rehabs mammals and birds…from tiny hummingbird nestlings to the beloved bald eagle, from ‘pinky’ opossum neonates to countless orphaned squirrels, foxes, skunks, ermines, woodchucks, black bears and bobcats, with the occasional reptile and amphibian!   Cara currently works at Schroon River Animal Hospital and is a longtime founding member of North Country Wild Care. Cara’s permanent animal friends are her four cats (Io, Elbee, Sebastian, and Kaelas) and one energetic black lab (Mongo).