OWRA is a non-profit organization and has members from a wide range of backgrounds.  OWRA provides training, networking and referral information to wildlife rehabilitators so they can better assist the public when injured, orphaned, or diseased wildlife are encountered. Member benefits include the quarterly newsletter, The Ohio Rehabilitator, an online Membership Directory, members only section on our website, and discounted rates for OWRA sponsored trainings.

 OWRA's Mission: Promote wildlife conservation by providing resources to wildlife rehabilitators, educators, and the community.

Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Wild animals have specific needs that must be provided for proper development.

If you have found an orphaned or injured wild animal, please keep it warm, dark, and quiet until further assistance is given by a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

Warmth can be the single most important thing provided to a young animal and may save its life. Reducing stress by keeping it in a dark and quiet area until it is transferred to a rehabilitator can be just as life saving.

23rd Annual Conference - Working for Wildlife; Challenges in Conservation

Registration is Now Open!

Join OWRA for this once a year opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills, network with other wildlife rehabilitators, and have fun in the process! The conference will have over 30 presentations, including 4 workshops, an ice-breaker reception on Friday, and much more!

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Department of The Interior Health Information Bulletin
(Aug 5, 2015): Avian Influenza and Safety Guidelines for Handling Wild Birds

Ohio has allowed limited care for fawns in Ohio.
If you have questions or concerns about a fawn please use the following link to find a rehabilitator in Ohio.

2015-16 Wildlife Rehabilitator's
White-Tailed Deer Fawn Authorized

Join or Renew Your OWRA Membership

All are welcome to join!

OWRA is a statewide group of individuals and organizations dedicated to furthering the goals of wildlife rehabilitation and public education in Ohio.

Member Benefits Include:

Quarterly Newsletter, The Ohio Rehabilitator
Ohio Division of Wildlife’s directory of Licensed Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators
Animal placement for educational program and display animals
Opportunity to participate in workshops and trainings
Discounted rates for annual conference and workshops
Grant opportunities for educational training, conference, and workshops
Notification and information on regulatory and health issues

 Thank You for Your Support!

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Reach & Teach

A Mentorship Program through the Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association 

In an effort to support and encourage new individuals to the field of wildlife rehabilitation, OWRA has launched Reach & Teach, a mentorship program designed to offer assistance to members who have completed OWRA’s Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation training. OWRA is inviting member facilities and individuals permitted through the Ohio Division of Wildlife to reach out and teach new rehabilitators through methods such as on-premise volunteering, facility tours to share ideas, and/or phone availability to offer advice.

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