April 30, 2017 For members only: Fluid Therapy Lab at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

For members only: 

WRAM is excited to bring you another exciting and educational lab for you on Sunday April 30, 2017 from 10-1 at the Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible to ensure that you reserve yourself a seat. Check out the flyer for details. Register online now!

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March 4, 2017: WRAM Annual Conference at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. Register here now!!

WRAM is excited to bring you another exciting and educational conference for you this year on March 4, 2017. Check out the flyer to see what the day will bring. Please register as soon as possible to ensure that you reserve yourself a seat.

Register here now: wram-conference-2017. Remember to send in your registration before the February 27, 2017 deadline.

Hope to see you there.

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September 13: WRAM Fundraiser at Night Shift Brewing Company. Please join us!

WRAM Fundraiser at Night Shift Brewing Company in Essex, MA Tuesday, September 13 from 6-9pm. Please join us!

Welcome to Paws+Pints, a series of Tuesday evening events on the Taproom patio! Bring your furry friends and relish the fresh air. Each week will be hosted by a great local organization dedicated to animal welfare or rescue.

This week, we’re excited to partner with Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Association of Massachusetts – WRAM! WRAM works to provide educational materials and resources about wildlife rehab, and to support the conservation of wildlife and natural resources in Massachusetts. Ever wonder what to do when you find a baby bird on the ground in the springtime? WRAM are the folks you want to ask! Their volunteers will be here to chat with you about all the weird questions you might have about wildlife rehab.

Please note that in the event of rain, this event will be rescheduled, not held indoors – we are sadly unable to allow furry friends in the Taproom.

Night Shift Brewing Company is located at: 87 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149, or call (617) 294-4233.

Sept 13th – MA Animal Control Officer Wildlife Training Day

3rd Annual MA Animal Control Officer Wildlife Training Day Focus: Foxes, Coyotes, Fishers, Mink and Raccoons

Presented by Cape Wildlife Center

Approved for 8 Continuing Education Credits Tuesday, Sept. 13 – 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

MSPCA-Angell Auditorium – 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
$20 for all MA Animal Control Officers ($25 subsidy provided by the Massachusetts Animal Fund, Department of Agricultural Resources)

$45 for all other Animal Welfare Professionals and Advocates

Download the ACO Training Day 2016 Invitation for more info

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Found a Fawn?

Every year hundreds of healthy fawn are taken into captivity by well meaning people who just don’t know any better.

A fawn lying alone, such as the one pictured here, does not need help! Mother deer “park” their babies in the open to keep them safe from predators such as foxes.

Finding a fawn alone is perfectly normal.

How do I know if a fawn needs help?

You will know if a fawn needs help if the following happens:

  • It is lying flat out, head and legs away from its body, unresponsive.
  • It is running around frantically screaming for over an hour.
  • It has been attacked or has obvious life-threatening wounds.

If any of the above are true, contact:

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Upcoming Conferences— Plan Ahead!

New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (NYSWRC.org)
November 4-6, 2016 – Buffalo, NY

New England Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Fall Workshop                                                                              November 17 – Hadley, MA

Wildlife Rehabilitators of Massachusetts
February or March 2017—Grafton, MA

Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitator Association (CWRAwildlife.org)
CWRA offers two conferences annually in April and December

Becoming a Wildlife Rehabilitator Seminar and Training                                                                                                      January and March 2017 – Western Mass

National Wildlife Rehabilitator Association (NWRAwildlife.org)
March 7-11, 2017 – Williamsburg, VA

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“Wild Mammal Babies” 3rd Edition has arrived! by Deb Gode

The “Wild Mammal Babies” 3rd edition is available at Chris’s Squirrels and More. There are always new medicines, changes in vaccines, and new rehab practices which makes it tricky but we wouldn’t want it any other way. At each printing we update and add new information. This year, we added more natural history for each species. Several vaccines are no longer available and the vaccine proto-cols have been updated. In particular, for raccoon rehabbers, there is a study that recommends the last canine distemper and feline panleukopenia vaccine be given after 20 weeks to ensure protection against these diseases. We also added to the disease section, particularly Parvo disease and treatment. This is such a devastating disease. For those who have the 2nd Edition, we wanted to give you a list of the major changes so you can update your copy. Send an email to iruth97@aol.com with the subject “updates” and you will get the document in a return email.