AWARE – Association for Wild Animal Rehabilitation and Education, will be offering a workshop for those interested in preparing for a wildlife rehabilitator license and/or volunteering with AWARE. The workshop will be held at Starpoint Central School, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport, NY.


Session I: February 18, 2017, and February 25, 2017 (Saturdays) 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

This course is designed to prepare future rehabilitators or volunteers for beginning rehabilitation of wild mammals. Included in the course are; NYS DEC licensing applications, testing and legal issues., Safety in handling, capture techniques, and transporting. Care of orphaned mammals, diseases of mammals, and more. Dealing with the public and information on special licensing for rabies vector species (RVS) will also be covered.


Session II: March 4, March 11, and March 18, 2017 (Saturdays) 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

This session specifically focuses on the rehabilitation of birds. Included in this session are; applying for USF&W permits, legal issues, species identification, handling and safety, bird anatomy and physiology. Care of orphaned birds, bandaging, treatment techniques, housing, caging, pre-release conditioning and diseases. There will be live birds brought in for training purposes.


Following each sessions, all students are given a certificate of completion that can be used when applying for their license and permit, and are encouraged to join our volunteer team for the hours needed to acquire their license and permit.


Please feel free to contact any of us from our web site, http://www.awarewildlife.com/, for more information about wildlife and rehabilitation, or the class.


The teacher, Jacalyn L. Perry has been a licensed and permitted wildlife rehabilitator/educator since 1989, and is the founder of AWARE. She is a member of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, the New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, Buffalo Ornithological Society, Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.


We are also in need of those that do not want to get licensed, who might be interested in helping in other areas. These include: fund raising, grant writing, capturing and transporting animals, public relations, construction of cages, begging for donations of materials and food (for the animals, and us) and for helping at our educational programs “DANGERS TO WILDLIFE.”


The cost will be $75.00 for all 5 days.

AWARE - Association for Wild Animal Rehabilitation and Education Inc. was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.


Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to doing good in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us. A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!

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