What is wildlife rehabilitation?

Most people have never heard of wildlife rehabilitation. Even those who know a licensed rehabilitator often mistakenly imagine that we just collect cute cuddly animals, playing with them in our living rooms, treating them like pets. Those of us who do this work never cease to be amazed by the lack of understanding of what is really involved – the training required, the time and money we put into this volunteer activity, and the very real need – not only for rehabilitation, but education of the public.

We at Wisconsin WildCare would like to take this opportunity to demonstrate what it is we do as wildlife rehabilitators. why we do it, and how you can make a real difference with your support. Here, we will tell our stories – blog style.