Wildlife... What to do with them?
April 3, 2022 Sunday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registered Animal Health Technologist
Alysha Evans graduated in 2010 with honors from Thompson Rivers University in the Animal Health Technology Program as a Registered Animal Health Technologist. She has been working with wildlife since 2006 at various centers gaining hands-on experience with all species including large carnivores and marine mammals and is permitted in Washington State. Alysha currently manages the Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Services Department and oversees ~2500 patients per year.
|Legalities of wildlife rehabilitation in WA State and how to become permitted
Who "owns" wildlife in WA State? How can one actually care for wildlife legally? Today we are going to go over all of these things and much more! Many people believe that wildlife rehabilitation is a hobby and that there are no rules and/or regulations. In WA State we are lucky to have a series of requirements in order to properly care for wildlife in need. It is not what appears on the internet, wildlife rehabilitators do not treat their animals as "pets" and feed them on their shoulders...come learn what it really takes to do the right thing!
|Wildlife at the vet clinic - initial care and stabilization of wildlife
In walks a member of the public carrying a hawk in their arms...or a box full of baby raccoons...as a veterinary hospital, what do you do? Today we are going to go over the role of the veterinary in wildlife rehabilitation. From admission to euthanasia, there are many different tips, tricks and legalities to be in the know of when making decisions on how to euthanize wildlife. Many veterinary staff believe it is illegal to do anything with a wild animal that comes into their clinic, that is simply so far from the truth, veterinary staff are vital in their stabilization prior to rehabilitation!
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