March 9, 2016…….Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release will offer a half day training on Saturday, March 12 to illustrate to newcomers as well as more experienced rehabbers how to care for injured adults or orphaned baby squirrels. “It is common at this time of the year to receive many phone calls from residents that find abandoned baby squirrels when their nests are damaged or destroyed or the moms are killed,” stated Lynn Archer, Small Mammal Team Co-Leader for WR&R. !
Volunteers are needed that can tend to young squirrels, and who can commit, once trained, to do inhome care. “We would provide training as to how to feed and care for young squirrels, as well as the basic supplies. It is important, however that volunteers have the right conditions in their home. They need to have an area or room where pets or children are not permitted, so that the wild animal does not become stressed or imprinted. Ideally it is good to have a temperature controlled room and a water source handy. Baby squirrels are a bit easier to care for than other species and are suitable for beginning rehabbers. These little guys are amazingly cute. It is very heart-warming to take such a tiny
creature and care for it until it can be released back to the wild,” stated Archer. !
In 2015, over 60 squirrels were assisted including gray squirrels, Douglas squirrels, golden-mantled
ground squirrel and flying squirrels among others. Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release (WR&R), is an
all-volunteer nonprofit organization that assists injured or orphaned wild mammals, birds and bats from
Nevada, Yuba, and Sutter Counties and releases them back into the wild when they can survive on their own. !
Anyone who can help WR&R’s small mammal team and can attend this squirrel training is urged to
contact Lynn Archer, (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. !
What: Squirrel Care Training by Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release
When: Saturday, March 12 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Wildlife Rehab and Release Intake Center, 799 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley (behind Walker’s
Office Supplies, across from Taco Bell in the Brunswick Basin)
For More Information: Lynn Archer – email@example.com
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release – http://www.cawildlife911.org/