Interested in Rehabbing?
Is Wildlife Rehabilitation for you?
There is currently a state-wide shortage of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and while working with animals may seem fun, wildlife rehabilitation requires a lot of hard work and dedication.
Wildlife rehabbers dedicate long hours and diligence to their cause, and almost all rehabilitation work is done on a volunteer basis. True, there are some paid positions in some centers across the country, however, they are the minority.
Most wildlife rehabilitation is strictly voluntary. In Louisiana, it is NOT a paid position.
A potential rehabilitator must take and pass the state approved rehabilitation class and pass the required facility inspections.
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION REQUIRES:
Copious amounts of time.
A devoted work ethic.
The understanding and following of state and federal wildlife rehabilitation laws/rules.
Proper-sized enclosures that meet required NWRA minimum standards.
A dedicated rehabilitation workspace - separate from common living area, children, and pets.
A reliable funding source.
A willingness to sacrifice spouse/family time.
The ability to work well with the public.
The ability to properly educate the public.
The understanding of the goal to release healthy animals.
The knowledge to handle triage situations.
The emotional maturity to recognize when euthanasia is necessary.
Scroll down to fill out our application form to receive more information about volunteering or becoming a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed rehabilitator, your submitted information will be passed on to our state permit coordinator who will contact you separately.
Interested in learning more?
fill out the application below
To contact our state permit coordinator directly and for more information:
click here: https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/wildlife-rehab-permit-and-basic-skills-course