Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Dedicated to the Preservation of Wildlife
Photo Credit: Ansonia Nature Center
About Us

The Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitation Association, Inc. (CWRA), is an organization established by state-appointed rehabilitators with the goal of improving the care of distressed wildlife in Connecticut.
What We Do

 Networking and Support


Provide the public with assistance for distressed wildlife through our network of trained volunteers, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and veterinarians


Assist other states with implementation of CWRA's model policy which allows rehabilitators to safely care for rabies vector species


Provide access to inexpensive supplies for rehabilitators through quantity purchases and donations


Create networking opportunities for members through regular meetings




Teach rehabilitation skills to members and prospective permittees through regular seminars and workshops


Partner with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection  in developing rehabilitator certification exams


Educate the public and the media about coexisting with wildlife and helping them resolve distressed and nuisance wildlife problems 


Manage a wildlife hotline to assist the community with wildlife issues


Inform members about issues affecting rehabilitators and wildlife


Become part of a growing network of state-appointed volunteers who help injured and orphaned wildlife


Membership in the association is open to everyone

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to join


CWRA Membership Application