INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CLASS – ZOOM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2023, 1 PM–2:30 PM

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 hear 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 to care for injured or orphaned wildlife. 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:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdUHOC…/viewform…

INSTRUCTOR:
Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years. This past year Cara was honored with the NYSWRC’s “Vet Tech of the Year” award for tireless service to wildlife.
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, 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.

TO REGISTER:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdUHOC…/viewform…

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Orphaned Birds

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

WHERE: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

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.

In-person at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room

PLEASE RSVP (walk-ins are welcome, but it helps to know who is coming to prepare for the class):
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfqo0a3nkW…/viewform…

INSTRUCTOR:
Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years. This past year Cara was honored with the NYSWRC’s “Vet Tech of the Year” award for tireless service to wildlife.
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, 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.

PLEASE RSVP (walk-ins are welcome, but it helps to know who is coming to prepare for the class):
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfqo0a3nkW…/viewform…

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Orphaned Baby Mammals

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2023, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

WHERE: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Open to licensed rehabilitators and those interested in 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, weaning, and how to avoid “rehab fails” from an experienced wildlife rehabilitator.

In-person at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, Dutcher Community Room

PLEASE RSVP (walk-ins are welcome, but it helps to know how many will be in the class):
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetL3keABm…/viewform…

INSTRUCTOR:
Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years. This past year Cara was honored with the NYSWRC’s “Vet Tech of the Year” award for tireless service to wildlife.
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, 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.

PLEASE RSVP (walk-ins are welcome, but it helps to know how many will be in the class):
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSetL3keABm…/viewform…

Wildlife Rescue: Handling & Transport

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023, 12:30PM – 3:00PM

WHERE: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

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, you’ll learn 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 be involved and help wildlife.

In-person at the Saratoga Springs Public Library – Dutcher Community Room

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME, BUT IT HELPS TO KNOW WHO’S COMING…PLEASE RSVP:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfe7AzBz5W…/viewform…

INSTRUCTOR:
Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years. This past year Cara was honored with the NYSWRC’s “Vet Tech of the Year” award for tireless service to wildlife.
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, 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.

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME, BUT IT HELPS TO KNOW WHO’S COMING…PLEASE RSVP:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfe7AzBz5W…/viewform…

Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator: Exam Prep & Licensing – ZOOM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2023, 1:00PM–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 care for injured or orphaned wildlife in their home. NY State offers the licensing exam twice a year. 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. This class 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:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScmAGainxT…/viewform…

INSTRUCTOR:
Cara is a Veterinary Technician and NYS Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator who has been working with wildlife for over 30 years. This past year Cara was honored with the NYSWRC’s “Vet Tech of the Year” award for her tireless service to wildlife.
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, 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.
TO REGISTER:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScmAGainxT…/viewform…