Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.
Rehabilitating wildlife can be an extremely rewarding experience. Some people do this year round and others only occasionally. Most species require a prospective rehabber to obtain special permits to be able to rehab birds or animals. For example, native songbirds require both state and federal permits while native mammals require only state permits. Endangered species require a higher level of state and federal permits. Some non-native species require no permits at all.
Experienced AAWR rehabbers can help you determine what you need should you be interested in rehabbing an animal or bird.
Non-permitted volunteers can coordinate with the AAWR on items needed by rehabilitators to support the care and feeding of animals in rehab.
Volunteers interested in animal rehabilitation can work as a sub-permitted rehabilitator under the mentorship of a permitted rehabilitator. Becoming a permitted wildlife rehabilitator generally takes from 1.5 to 2 years.
Upon the volunteer's completing training we assist in the acquisition of the various state and federal permits required to rehab wildlife.
For more information about becoming an AAWR rehabber, please call 512-709-6335.
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