NJAWR has successfully worked with the NJDF&W to develop the relocation policy for rabies vector and other species. This change expands the choices in selecting properly suited release sites while ensuring the safety and protection of both the animal and the general public.
Licensing Requirement Standards
To enhance professionalism within the field of wildlife rehabilitation, and to help providing the best possible care to the animals, NJAWR has worked to establish minimum standards and guidelines for acquiring and renewing state permits.
The creation of a sub-permittee category increases the rehabilitator's ability to assist more animals.
The apprentice program is designed to provide training and guidance for persons interested in becoming licensed NJ wildlife rehabilitators.
An annual conference is held each spring for members and non-members. Qualified speakers present the latest information available on a variety of topics related to wildlife issues. All rehabilitators and other interested persons including veterinarians, vet techs, Animal Control Officers, pest control operators and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Workshops and roundtables are offered throughout the year to update our members on pertinent information and specific topics of interest to the rehabilitation community.
NJAWR has worked with the NJDF&W to develop a comprehensive annual listing of all active, NJ licensed wildlife rehabilitators. The directory provides information organized by last name, county and species and is an excellent source of information for the general public, police departments, animal welfare organizations, veterinarians, and for persons interested in locating rehabilitators who offer apprentice or volunteer programs.
In the past, wildlife rehabilitators played an important, but virtually unknown, role in working with and preserving New Jersey's wildlife resources. As a formal organization with a growing membership, NJAWR brings recognition to our work and provides a strong voice for our concerns.