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 Wildlife Rehabilitator, an online membership director, access to the members only section of 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.
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Class Registration is now open!
The 8-hour IWR class covers wildlife rehabilitation regulations in Ohio, handling wildlife calls, neonatal care of orphaned wildlife, zoonotic diseases, stabilization, and transportation of Category 1 species (tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and Eastern Cottontail Rabbits). This class, or an equivalent, is required by the Ohio Division of Wildlife to apply for a Category 1 Rehabilitation Permit. Workshop fees cover the cost of the class, the manual, and lunch unless otherwise noted.
For workshop policies and cancelations check HERE.
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, quiet area until it is transferred to a rehabilitator can be just as life saving.
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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:
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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. This mentorship program is 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 device. CONTACT us today to help you start building community connections!