Critter Care Wildlife Society

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Information about Critter Care Wildlife Society

Published on May 26, 2008

Author: mbc

Source: slideshare.net

Description

The very first presentation I gave to my Animal Science 500 class. We were allowed to speak on any topic of our choosing. I decided on Critter Care. My internship there introduced me to the world of wildlife rehabilitation.

Critter Care Wildlife Society Meghann Cant January 21, 2008

Overview What is Critter Care? What does Critter Care do? How is Critter Care run?

What is Critter Care?

What does Critter Care do?

How is Critter Care run?

1. What is Critter Care? Provides short and long term care to native mammal species Provides public education

Provides short and long term care to native mammal species

Provides public education

History 1984 Started by Gail and Richard Martin 1993 Registered as a nonprofit charitable society 1998 Formed a partnership with the GVRD

1984

Started by Gail and Richard Martin

1993

Registered as a nonprofit charitable society

1998

Formed a partnership with the GVRD

Rescue Rehabilitation Release Education 2. What does Critter Care do?

Rescue

Rehabilitation

Release

Education

Rescue Examples: Hit by a car Attacked by a cat or dog Orphaned Nest site or den disturbed Kept as a pet

Examples:

Hit by a car

Attacked by a cat or dog

Orphaned

Nest site or den disturbed

Kept as a pet

Rehabilitation Assessment Treatment Feeding Housing Grouping Enrichment

Assessment

Treatment

Feeding

Housing

Grouping

Enrichment

Release Health status Size Weight Age Species-specific behaviours Survival skills Family or social groups

Health status

Size

Weight

Age

Species-specific behaviours

Survival skills

Family or social groups

Education School and senior groups Presentations Community events Media interviews Phone calls

School and senior groups

Presentations

Community events

Media interviews

Phone calls

3. How is Critter Care run? Funding Fundraising Staff Volunteers Interns

Funding

Fundraising

Staff

Volunteers

Interns

Funding No government funding Grants Donations

No government funding

Grants

Donations

Fundraising Open House Golf Tournament Silent Auction

Open House

Golf Tournament

Silent Auction

Staff 2 to 3 paid staff members Summer versus winter

2 to 3 paid staff members

Summer versus winter

Volunteers Clean cages Make up diets Fundraise Pick up animals Construction Community events

Clean cages

Make up diets

Fundraise

Pick up animals

Construction

Community events

Interns International program Hands on experience Supplied with food and housing Provide around the clock care Stay for a minimum of 2 months

International program

Hands on experience

Supplied with food and housing

Provide around the clock care

Stay for a minimum of 2 months

Challenges Urban wildlife conflicts Non-native species Release sites Urban development

Urban wildlife conflicts

Non-native species

Release sites

Urban development

Future Directions Addressing the urban black bear issue Finding sustainable sources of funding Sharing experience and expertise

Addressing the urban black bear issue

Finding sustainable sources of funding

Sharing experience and expertise

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