Wildlife Rehabilitation - Is it for you?
PA Game Commission Regulations for Wildlife Rehabilitation updated 2009
US Fish and Wildlife Regulations for Wildlife Rehabilitation of Migratory Birds
Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation
Wildlife Rehabilitation - Study Materials
Wildlife Rehabilitation Series Classes at Red Creek Wildlife Center
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Game Commission
PA Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (PAWR) (List of PA wildlife rehabilitators by county)
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
International Wildlife Rehabilitators Council
Contact the PGC District Office for your area and request
a wildlife rehabilitation application packet
When you feel you are ready,
submit your application to your local Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO)
(That information is supplied with your packet)
Along with the packet include:
A letter outlining your desire to become permitted as a wildlife rehabilitator,
which classes of animals you wish to rehabilitate (mammal, Raptors and non-raptor birds)
and any experience you have
A letter from your zoning administrator stating that wildlife rehabilitation is not forbidden on your property
A sponsorship letter from a licensed wildlife rehabilitator
A sponsorship letter from your veterinarian
Your WCO will contact you for a visit and interview.
On his approved submission of your application, you will be contacted to take a written test for each class of animals you wish to rehabilitate.
You will receive a letter from the PGC with the results (passing or not passing) of the written exam.
You will be contacted to meet with the Wildlife Rehabilitation council for an interview. At this interview, submit photos and videos of your facilities.
By mail, you will receive your state permit with instructions on reporting requirements --or-- if denied, a letter stating so and why.
To rehabilitate migratory birds, you must then apply for a permit from the US Fish and Wildlife Service
USFW faqs, information, requirements and application
USFW Complete Regulations