Bat World MidCities

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Upcoming Events

TitleDateLocation
Rehabilitation of Rabies Reservoir Species - 12102210 Dec 2022Online Event
Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases17 Dec 2022Online Event
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop 02/11/202311 Feb 20231150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 02/12/202312 Feb 20231150 E Pleasant Run Rd, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - 05/23/202313 May 2023299 High Point Road, Weatherford, TX, USA
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 05/14/202314 May 2023299 Highpoint Road, Weatherford TX
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - 10/07/202307 Oct 2023299 High Point Road, Weatherford, TX, USA
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 10/08/202308 Oct 2023299 Highpoint Road, Weatherford TX

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
Considerations for Euthanasia in Wildlife - 11192219 Nov 2022Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 10/09/2209 Oct 2022299 Highpoint Road, Weatherford TX
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - 10/08/202208 Oct 2022299 High Point Road, Weatherford, TX, USA
Essentials of Wildlife Nutrition 10012201 Oct 2022Online Event
Creative Enrichment on a Shoestring -09172217 Sep 2022Online Event
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation 09102210 Sep 2022Online Event
Introduction to Bat Rehabilitation - 08/06/202206 Aug 2022Online Event
Math Matters: Critical Calculations for Wildlife Rehabilitators 07/30/202230 Jul 2022Online Event
Wildlife Pharmacology 07/30/202230 Jul 2022Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 07/24/22 - Copy24 Jul 20224028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop 07-23-2223 Jul 20224028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Rabies Risk Assessment16 Jul 20221150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Opossum Care - 07/09/202209 Jul 20221150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Raccoon Care 07/09/202209 Jul 20221150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Advanced Topics - 06/25-26/2225 Jun 20221150e Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation 06/18/202218 Jun 2022Online Event
Common Injuries in Insectivorous Bats 06/11/202211 Jun 2022Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation: Caring for Mothers and Pups - 06/11/2211 Jun 2022Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Well Baby Care - 06/04-05/2204 Jun 20221150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 05/22/2222 May 2022299 Highpoint Road, Weatherford TX
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - 05/21/202221 May 2022299 High Point Road, Weatherford, TX, USA
Essentials of Wildlife Nutrition 05142214 May 2022Online Event
Effective Personnel Management30 Apr 2022Online Event
Feeding Your Habit: Strategies for Successful Fundraising 04232223 Apr 2022Online Event
Wildlife Pharmacology 04/03/202203 Apr 2022Online Event
Math Matters: Critical Calculations for Wildlife Rehabilitators 04/03/202203 Apr 2022Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Advanced Topics - 03/26-27/202226 Mar 20224028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation 03/19/202219 Mar 2022Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Opossum Care05 Mar 20224116 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Raccoon Care 03/05/202205 Mar 20224116 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Well Baby Care19 Feb 20224028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Bat Rehabilitation Essentials: Caring for Mothers and Pups29 Jan 2022Online Event
Creative Enrichment on a Shoestring22 Jan 2022Online Event
Common Injuries in Bat Rehabilitation16 Jan 2022Online Event
Introduction to Bat Rehabilitation08 Jan 2022Online Event
Euthanasia in Wildlife29 Dec 2021Online Event
Rehabilitation of Rabies Reservoir Species16 Dec 2021Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Well Baby Care04 Dec 20211150 East Pleasant Run Road, Cedar Hill, TX, USA
Essentials of Wildlife Nutrition30 Nov 2021Online Event
Math Matters: Critical Calculations for Wildlife Rehabilitators17 Nov 2021Online Event
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation06 Nov 2021Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 10/10/2110 Oct 2021299 Highpoint Road, Weatherford TX
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - 10/09/2109 Oct 2021299 High Point Road, Weatherforde Lane, Arlington, TX, USA
Bat Basics for CA Animal Care and Control - 09222122 Sep 2021Online Event
Bat Basics for CA Animal Care and Control 08262126 Aug 2021Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation Essentials: Caring for Mothers and Pups 08212121 Aug 2021Online Event
Math Matters: Critical Calculations for Wildlife Rehabilitators01 Aug 2021Online Event
Essentials of Wildlife Nutrition28 Jul 2021Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Advanced Topics - 07/23-24/2123 Jul 20211000 Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX, USA
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop18 Jul 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop17 Jul 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Well Baby Care - 06/25-26/2125 Jun 20211000 Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX, USA
Planning and Executing Successful Outreach Events 04/29/2106 Jun 2021Online Event
Considerations for Euthanasia in Wildlife Rehabilitation 05/27/2127 May 2021Online Event
Creative Enrichment on a Shoestring Budget 04/22/2125 May 2021Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation: Advanced Skills Workshop - 05/23/2123 May 2021299 Highpoint Road, Weatherford TX
Bat World Sanctuary One-Day Bat Rehabilitation Workshop - 05/22/2122 May 2021299 High Point Road, Weatherforde Lane, Arlington, TX, USA
Bat Basics for CA Animal Care & Control 05/19/2119 May 2021Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Opossum Care08 May 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Raccoon Care08 May 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Well Baby Care01 May 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Rehabilitation of Rabies Reservoir Species 04/16/2116 Apr 2021Online Event
Bat Rehabilitation: Common Injuries in Insectivorous Bats 04/12/2112 Apr 2021Online Event
Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics: Advanced Topics10 Apr 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Introduction to Bat Rehabilitation - 04/02/2102 Apr 2021Online Event
Bat Basics for CA Animal Care & Control 03/26/2126 Mar 2021Online Event
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation 03/24/2124 Mar 2021Online Event
Common Injuries in Insectivorous Bats 03/20/2120 Mar 2021Online Event
Wildlife Introduction: Squirrels Introducing Native Texas Wildlife and Best Practices20 Mar 20211000 Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX, USA
Rehabilitation of Rabies Reservoir Species 03/18/2118 Mar 2021Online Event
Wildlife Introduction: Squirrels06 Mar 20214028 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX, USA
Introduction to Bat Rehabilitation06 Mar 2021Online Event
Considerations for Euthanasia in Wildlife Rehabilitation27 Feb 2021Online Event
Introduction to Bat Rehabilitation22 Feb 2021Online Event
Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation20 Feb 2021Online Event
Introduction to Bat Rehabilitation16 Jan 2021Online Event
This event has reached capacity. Please check the schedule for additional dates.

Wildlife Rehabilitation volunteer Orientation 05/07/22

This orientation event provides basic information about wildlife rehabilitation volunteer opportunities, including hands-on care, transport and stabilization, and administrative support. Following an overview of volunteer roles and responsibilities, attendees will have an opportunity to meet currently permitted rehabilitators to learn more about their experiences, how they can become involved, and next steps. The orientation session is free, but reservations are required. Current COVID-19 protocols will be observed.


  • Date: 5/7/2022 10:00 AM - 5/7/2022 02:00 PM
  • Location: 3401 Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074 (Map)
  • More Info: Holifield Science Learning Center

Past Events

TitleDateLocation
Wildlife Rehabilitation volunteer Orientation 02 Apr 20221000 Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX, USA
As a satellite facility of Bat World Sanctuary, Bat World MidCities provides care for orphaned, ill, and injured native bats and other wildlife in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. We are permitted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Our facility is not open to the public, in compliance with state regulations. However, Bat World offers live webcams 24/7, as well as photos and videos on social media.

We offer a variety of professional development workshops related to wildlife rehabilitation, and have developed free-to-download resources  for community education ​programs​​​. Workshop and program fees support the animals in our care. Bat World Sanctuary is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and we gratefully accept donations to help fund our work. We receive no government funding.

All of our courses are approved by Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of State Health Services, and the National Animal Care and Control Association for TX wildlife rehabilitator and TX Animal Control Officer CE hours, as well as CE hours for NACA members. Virtual classes are recorded and closed captioning is available on request. ASL interpretation for in-person classes can be arranged with sufficient notice.
  • Arlington, Texas, United States

  •  3/21/2021 03:07 PM

Sometimes our best intentions don't turn out so well.

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  •  3/9/2021 02:49 PM

February brought unusually severe weather to Texas, and our bats suffered huge losses.

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  •  12/26/2020 01:42 PM
  •  12/8/2020 01:00 PM
  •  11/8/2020 11:25 AM

Some bats choose to spend the fall and winter season nestled in a pile of leaves, and some end up there by accident.

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  •  11/4/2020 11:19 AM

Bats and Friday the 13th - not so creepy after all!

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$25

Donation Amount

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bat World MidCities. We are searching for volunteers to join us in rescuing and rehabilitating native Texas wildlife. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Time commitments vary, depending upon the kinds of volunteer tasks fit your availability and interests. Please note that I do not have any volunteer opportunities at the Bat World MidCities location; like most wildlife rehabilitators I am home-based. However, there are several ways you can be involved.
Once we reach agreement on the level of participation that is best for you, there are a few ground rules.
  • If you are scheduled to assist with an event or have a meeting scheduled with me, please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep that commitment
  • Training will depend on the level of involvement
  • Working with wildlife carries some risks of injury (scratches, bites, etc). You are responsible for your own health and safety; I cannot provide financial assistance for medical expenses
  • For satellite and transport subpermittees, an application to Texas Parks and Wildlife (including a back-ground check) is required

Download the volunteer application here, complete it, and return to bwmidcities@batworld.org. After reviewing your application, I will contact you to schedule a personal interview.
  • Age 18 or over
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Able to pass a TPWD background check
  • Access to reliable transportation

Responsibilities vary based on the volunteer role that best fits your availability and interests. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Cleaning animal enclosures
  • Preparing diets and feeding animals
  • Administering medications and treating injuries
  • Answering calls from the public
  • Transporting wildlife to a permitted rehabilitator or satellite subpermittee for care
  • Assisting with public education/outreach events

Volunteer Application

Download the volunteer application, complete the required information, sign and date the form, and return by email to bwmidcities@batworld.org. I will review your application and contact you to schedule a personal interview. Please note, all volunteer opportunities are in Texas.

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