Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
Dedicated to the Preservation of Wildlife
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CWRA Membership Application


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IS IT TRULY AN ORPHAN OR INJURED ANIMAL?

You should know that a baby wild animal’s  best chance of survival is to be raised by its own parent(s), since the parents teach their young vital survival skills. This is why our first priority is to see if a seemingly orphaned baby can be reunited with its parents, rather than automatically taken to a rehabilitator.

www.Reunitewildlife.org

WILDLIFE IN DISTRESS

If you have found an injured, orphaned or ill animal or bird, please contact a Wildlife Rehabilitator as soon as possible. 

DO NOT FEED THE ANIMAL(S)!

Click here to be directed to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Distressed Wildlife site.

Scroll down on the DEEP page until you see a list of animals. Click on the appropriate link and you will be directed to list of state-appointed Wildlife Rehabilitators in Connecticut , for that species. Select the rehabilitator closest to you.


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

 

Education

 

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

Join CWRA

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