This class is to educate wildlife rehabilitators, Animal Control Officers and others who want to learn basic skills and to provide care for orphaned, ill, or injured squirrels. The course is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services for 4 hours of continuing education credit for Animal Control officers. Please see our Course Schedule page for scheduled dates and locations.
This course introduces participants to basic skills and concepts in squirrel rehabilitation, including:
1.Overview of Texas wildlife rehabilitation regulations
2.Difference between Rehab and Rescue
3.Type of squirrels (Tree, Flying, Ground)
4.Fox Squirrel Facts
5.Development Stages and Housing
6.Kennels: type and sizes
7.Medical, Supplies, and Feeding
8.Personal Protective Gear
12.Sources for supplies and reference
13.Lab: feeding and handling
The class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab. The fee covers 4 hours of classroom instruction, the class manual, and hands-on lab. Payment is due before the start of the first class session. Upon receipt of payment, a detailed confirmation and the manual will be emailed to you. Print the manual and bring to class.