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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 ...

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 Presentation Transcript

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