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.

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Found a baby mammal

Found a baby mammal

Shannon K. Jacobs, author of the book Healers of the wild; People Who Care for Injured and Orphaned Wildlife has given us permission to use two excerpts from her book which might help you determine what to do if you find a baby animal.  We thank Shannon for allowing us to put these pages on our site.

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Found a baby bird

Found a baby bird

 

Shannon K. Jacobs, author of the book Healers of the wild; People Who Care for Injured and Orphaned Wildlife has given us permission to use two excerpts from her book which might help you determine what to do if you find a baby animal.  We thank Shannon for allowing us to put these pages on our site.