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Learn to be a wildlife rehabilitator

LAKE GEORGE Yes, there is emergency care for wildlife, and its all done by volunteers. North Country Wild Care is in search of new volunteers to help with every facet of their work, from staffing its hotline to transporting and caring for animals. Calls are increasing as new development destroys habitat and displaces wildlife. Join them for upcoming training sessions and learn what you can do to help and how to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

Date Class
10/14/07 Intro. to Wildlife Rehabilitation
11/04/07 Physical Assessment
01/06/08 Patient Stabilization & Injection Techniques
03/09/08 Telephone Tips & How To Duck
04/20/08 Wound Care & Bandaging
05/04/08 Raising Baby Mammals
05/11/08 Capture & Transport of Injured & Orphaned Wildlife
06/15/08 Raising Baby Birds

All classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at either the Saratoga Springs Public Library or at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga. To register for a class/classes please contact Lisa Penistan at 494-4891 or whstarmorganfarm@yahoo.com.

North Country Wild Care is a nonprofit organization formed in 2001 to assist rehabilitators in their work. Wildlife Rehabilitators are volunteers who take care of injured and orphaned wildlife.

North Country Wild Care welcomes new members, those willing to assist with fundraising, public education and general organization business as well as people looking to become wildlife rehabilitators. NCWC meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center (Congregation Shaara Tfille) at 84 Weibel Ave. in Saratoga Springs

For wildlife emergencies call 964-6740.

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