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Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association


  • NWRA's Principles of Wildlife Rehabilitation which is an introduction to the many facets of wildlife rehabilitation and discusses not only rehabilitation techniques, but captive wildlife management, philosophies and ethics.
  • Minimum Standards - Ohio Division of Wildlife booklet includes a code of ethics for wildlife rehabilitators, minimum standards for cage sizes and other housing considerations, sanitation and disease prevention, record keeping and statistics, and more. This booklet is included in the Ohio Division of Wildlife permit package.


Wildlife Rehabilitation

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

The Wildlife Information Directory

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Oil Spill Response

Wildlife International

Wildlife Health

Wildpro - Wildlife Information Network

Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Field Manual of Wildlife Disease — General Field Procedures and Diseases of Birds

Wildlife Disease Information

NWHC Quarterly Mortality Reports

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Disease Manual

NBII Wildlife Disease News Digest

Center for Wildlife Health at the University of Tennessee

White Nose Syndrome

Protocol for Wildlife Rehabitator Response to White-Nose Syndrome-Affected bats in the Northeastern United States

Webinar on WNS: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen? (43 minute 33 sec video presentation)

Zoonotic Diseases 

Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2006

CDC Zoonotic Disease Main Page

CDC Avian Influenza

CDC West Nile Virus

Coronavirus 101 for Wildlife Rehabilitators

The New Coronavirus and Companion Animals - Advice for WSAVA Members

Emerging and Infectious Disease Updates (2019 Surveillance)

ODH Zoonotic Diseases Main Page

ODH Rabies Map

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management:Wildlife Disease Zoonotics

Zoonotic Disseases in North American Wildlife (chart)

Zoonotic Diseases (Mammalian): Work Smart, Stay Safe (90 minute video presentation)

Avian Zoonotic Diseases: Work Smart, Stay Safe (90 minute video presentation)

Wildlife Publications 

Journal of Wildlife Diseases

Wildlife Rehabilitation Supplies (Please support these businesses that support OWRA)

The Bug Company

Chris's Squirrels & More


Nature's Way

Fox Valley Animal Nutrition


NWRA Insurance Program

Ohio Conservation Organizations 

Ohio Bluebird Society

EarthShare Ohio

Audubon Ohio

The Nature Conservancy in Ohio

Ohio Biological Survey

Governmental Agencies 

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Division of Wildlife

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USFWS Division of Migratory Birds

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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