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.
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.
OWRA Responds to Concerns of COVID-19
We are all keeping one eye on news of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and preparing our facilities and associates to operate within a very fluid situation. As wildlife rehabilitators responding directly to the public, we are part of the front line and our response will help shape how the public reacts. Coronavirus 101 for Wildlife Rehabilitators is a compilation of some of the current science and recommendations from multiple wildlife and animal source organizations such as OIE (World Organization for Animal Health,) WSAVA’s One Health and Scientific Committee, USDA Veterinary Services, AVMA as well as CDC, WHO and other key entities.
Additional information on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as well as other emerging diseases can be found here.
Our Emerging Diseases Committee will continue to monitor and update our website and membership as information becomes available.
OWRA's 28th Annual Conference
Although the 2020 OWRA conference was officially cancelled, we will offer a series of eight distance learning events; two sessions per week throughout the month of November. Click here for a sneak peak of a few details to excite your anticipation.
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.
Electronic 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!
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. Contact us today to help you start building community connections!
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