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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 Events page for scheduled dates and locations.

  • Date: 3/20/2021 10:00 AM - 3/20/2021 02:00 PM
  • Location 1000 Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX, USA (Map)


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



11.Record Keeping

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.