Critter Care Wildlife Society Meghann Cant January 21, 2008
Overview <ul><li>What is Critter Care? </li></ul><ul><li>What does Critter Care do? </li></ul><ul><li>How is Critter Care ...
1. What is Critter Care? <ul><li>Provides short and long term care to native mammal species </li></ul><ul><li>Provides pub...
History <ul><li>1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Started by Gail and Richard Martin </li></ul><ul><li>1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Registe...
<ul><li>Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Release </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>2. What do...
Rescue <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hit by a car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attacked by a cat or dog </li></ul>...
Rehabilitation <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></u...
Release <ul><li>Health status </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Spec...
Education <ul><li>School and senior groups </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Community events </li></ul><u...
3. How is Critter Care run? <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Volunt...
Funding <ul><li>No government funding </li></ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul>
Fundraising <ul><li>Open House </li></ul><ul><li>Golf Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Auction </li></ul>
Staff <ul><li>2 to 3 paid staff members </li></ul><ul><li>Summer versus winter </li></ul>
Volunteers <ul><li>Clean cages </li></ul><ul><li>Make up diets </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraise </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up anima...
Interns <ul><li>International program </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Supplied with food and housi...
Challenges <ul><li>Urban wildlife conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Non-native species </li></ul><ul><li>Release sites </li></ul...
Future Directions <ul><li>Addressing the urban black bear issue </li></ul><ul><li>Finding sustainable sources of funding <...
Any questions? Photos courtesy of Critter Care Wildlife Society
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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.

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Critter Care Wildlife Society

  1. 1. Critter Care Wildlife Society Meghann Cant January 21, 2008
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Critter Care? </li></ul><ul><li>What does Critter Care do? </li></ul><ul><li>How is Critter Care run? </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. What is Critter Care? <ul><li>Provides short and long term care to native mammal species </li></ul><ul><li>Provides public education </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Started by Gail and Richard Martin </li></ul><ul><li>1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Registered as a nonprofit charitable society </li></ul><ul><li>1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Formed a partnership with the GVRD </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Release </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>2. What does Critter Care do?
  6. 6. Rescue <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hit by a car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attacked by a cat or dog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orphaned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nest site or den disturbed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kept as a pet </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Rehabilitation <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Release <ul><li>Health status </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Species-specific behaviours </li></ul><ul><li>Survival skills </li></ul><ul><li>Family or social groups </li></ul>
  9. 9. Education <ul><li>School and senior groups </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Community events </li></ul><ul><li>Media interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul>
  10. 10. 3. How is Critter Care run? <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Interns </li></ul>
  11. 11. Funding <ul><li>No government funding </li></ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fundraising <ul><li>Open House </li></ul><ul><li>Golf Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Auction </li></ul>
  13. 13. Staff <ul><li>2 to 3 paid staff members </li></ul><ul><li>Summer versus winter </li></ul>
  14. 14. Volunteers <ul><li>Clean cages </li></ul><ul><li>Make up diets </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraise </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up animals </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Community events </li></ul>
  15. 15. Interns <ul><li>International program </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Supplied with food and housing </li></ul><ul><li>Provide around the clock care </li></ul><ul><li>Stay for a minimum of 2 months </li></ul>
  16. 16. Challenges <ul><li>Urban wildlife conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Non-native species </li></ul><ul><li>Release sites </li></ul><ul><li>Urban development </li></ul>
  17. 17. Future Directions <ul><li>Addressing the urban black bear issue </li></ul><ul><li>Finding sustainable sources of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing experience and expertise </li></ul>
  18. 18. Any questions? Photos courtesy of Critter Care Wildlife Society
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