Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
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Save the Date!!

The 2018 training class for new wildlife rehabilitators will be held at Sessions Woods WMA in Burlington, CT on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The class will last all day (9 AM - 5 PM), and is $5.00 for all participants (please pay at the door).

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Teri Powell at (, to register.

The examination will be offered at the end of the day for those who are ready and interested in taking the exam. There is not a specific study guide, however reading materials will be provided to all individuals who register for the class.

No pre-requisites are needed to attend this class.

See you all in a month!


 Networking and Support

Provide the public with assistance for distressed wildlife through our network of trained volunteers, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and veterinarians


Assist other states with implementation of CWRA's model policy which allows rehabilitators to safely care for rabies vector species


Provide access to inexpensive supplies for rehabilitators through quantity purchases and donations


Create networking opportunities for members through regular meetings




Teach rehabilitation skills to members and prospective permittees through regular seminars and workshops


Partner with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection  in developing rehabilitator certification exams


Educate the public and the media about coexisting with wildlife and helping them resolve distressed and nuisance wildlife problems 


Manage a wildlife hotline to assist the community with wildlife issues


Inform members about issues affecting rehabilitators and wildlife


Become part of a growing network of state-appointed volunteers who help injured and orphaned wildlife


Membership in the association is open to everyone 

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join