Start the new year by learning more about all of your wild neighbors, and how to rehabilitate orphaned or injured wildlife, including rabbits, squirrels, foxes, skunk babies, fawns, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, hawks, owls, and numerous species of songbirds and other birds.
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Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s January class “Are you Ready to Rehab?” for prospective rehabbers will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 19. The class will introduce you to what rehabbing wildlife is all about, with examples of rehabbing a variety of mammals and birds.
If you decide to try rehabbing, you can follow up with classes on specific species taught by experienced rehabbers, beginning in February. No prior experience is necessary. You will need to attend one two-hour class taught by an experienced rehabber, and then be given hands-on training by a mentor for as long as you need. All that’s required is love and concern for animals and the willingness to learn.
SWR supplies all necessary formulas and medications, and you can be reimbursed for any other supplies needed. You will find that rehabbing wild babies is more fulfilling and exciting than you can imagine.
All classes are held at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Parking is limited so make reservations by contacting Barbara Barker at 530-621-2650 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are free to SWR Members; a $5 donation is requested from the general public.