St. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (SFWS) is the newest addition to the New Jersey wildlife rehabilitation centers and is located in West Windsor, NJ. Owned and operated by Dr. Priscilla Purnick, this wildlife refuge takes in mammals (rodents, opossums, rabbits, raccoons) and reptiles (turtles) that have been abandoned, injured or orphaned, treats them and then … Continue reading St. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.
These adorable little creatures are found in urban settings as well as suburban and rural areas! The Humane Society offers excellent information on how to deal with our musk smelling neighbors.
These little guys tend to get a bad wrap, but they are wonderful animals that help to keep tick populations down. They are also the only marsupial located in the US. National Wildlife Federation has a great article on why you should give opossums a break!
Traps: Live-capture Foot Encapsulating Enclosed or foot encapsulating (also known as enclosed foothold or dog-proof traps) traps are now legal for trapping. These traps have been specifically designed to capture species such as raccoon and opossum (which possess a degree of manual dexterity) while minimizing the capture of non-target animals especially domestic dogs and cats. … Continue reading New 2015 Trapping Regulations
This year's annual conference, held on April 6th, 2013 at Princeton University was a huge success! This years conference included attendees from the tri-state area from wildlife rehabilitation and related fields. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support NJAWR and enjoy a day filled with networking, workshops, and lectures. To stay … Continue reading NJAWR 2013 Annual Conference
This year's annual conference, held on March 24th, 2012 at Princeton University was a huge success! The best attended conference in years included over 80 participants from the tri-state area from wildlife rehabilitation and related fields. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support NJAWR and enjoy a day filled with networking, … Continue reading NJAWR 2012 Annual Conference
“This beautifully told tale of compassion will entertain and inspire both children and adults. And it will also encourage conversations about the importance of caring for wild animals, who deserve to share this planet with us. Broke Leg Bear demonstrates how saving just one animal at a time can truly make a difference.” —Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE http://www.janegoodall.org
The 2010 NJAWR Conference was held on Saturday, March 27, at Princeton University.
The NJAWR annual conference was held on Saturday, March 21, at Princeton University. This year's theme, Wildlife Rehabilitation Appeals to Humanity, opened with keynote speaker John Satta from AlphaPoint, Inc. John helped us refocus on the one species that collectively benefits the most from our efforts—humans—and how to hone our skills as wildlife advocates to … Continue reading Highlights from the NJAWR 2009 Annual Conference
Thanks to all who attended the 2008 National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium on March 4-8 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. NJAWR’s newest Board member, Michael Ginder, had these observations about the NWRA conference: It was worth the price of admission. We have all heard this phrase used, but when it came to the National Wildlife … Continue reading Highlights from the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium 2008