During these uncertain times, how can we help?
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WREN is currently recruiting volunteers to transport injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Typically, the transports involve picking up an already contained, orphaned mammal, injured or orphaned bird, or injured reptile or amphibian and transporting them to the nearest permitted rehabilitator or a specific veterinary clinic that triages wildlife. Sometimes a transport may require capturing a raptor, waterfowl, turtle, fawn, or rabies vector species. We do not expect anyone to do anything that they are not comfortable with and risk injuries. Your safety is always the priority! We abide by state and federal regulations that relate to wildlife rehabilitation and transportation of wildlife.
What to expect: You may be sent requests weekly or once a year depending on the need in your area. Wildlife emergencies are not that predictable. But we do take most of our calls from urbanized areas and during the months of March through October. Most of the transports are at least an hour long while some involve multiple volunteers to complete a transport that takes several hours. We won't transport an animal until we have received permission from a rehabilitator or veterinary clinic if required. We will post transport requests via the Slack app ONLY.
For more information and to sign up, please visit:
Please review before e-mailing us with any questions. We will do our best to answer any e-mails within five to seven days of receiving them.
PO Box 935, Jonesborough, TN 37659, US
The Wildlife Resources and Education Network is an initiative to raise the standard of care and connect the world of wildlife medicine and rehabilitation.
WREN is a nonprofit created to enrich our human interaction with injured native wildlife. We believe that wildlife rehabilitation is an altruistic act making up for the negative impact we as humans have on wildlife. Wildlife rehabbers typically do this out of pocket and don't always have the time to build strong community ties. Without the necessary monetary resources and community backing, it is a constant struggle to provide optimal care to injured wildlife. WREN was created to change this, giving rehabilitators the means to provide the utmost care for injured wildlife.
We'll work with your schedule.
TBD based on each transport caseLawrenceville, GA 30042
May 18, 2020