Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
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 communication, cooperation, professionalism, and ethical conduct among persons involved in wildlife rehabilitation, education, and conservation in order to improve the quality of care given to Ohio’s native wildlife and to inform the public about issues impacting wildlife and helping them to obtain assistance with wildlife concerns and problems.
Upcoming OWRA Events
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lake Erie Science and Nature Center, Bay Village
Full Program Information and Online Registration
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.
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 is launching 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.
Wild animals have specific needs that must be provided for proper development.
If you have found an orpaned 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.