NJAWR AWARDS: deadline February 28, 2018

NJAWR Awards for Achievement in Wildlife Rehabilitation The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) welcomes nominations for two awards to recognize members of the state’s wildlife rehabilitation community for their outstanding contributions to the field: the NJAWR Lifetime Achievement Award and the NJAWR Rising Star Award. Nominees need not be members of NJAWR toContinue reading “NJAWR AWARDS: deadline February 28, 2018”

NJAWR SCHOLARSHIP: **Extended** deadline February 7, 2018

The New Jersey Association of Wildlife Rehabilitators (NJAWR) will be awarding scholarships to two NJAWR members for admission reimbursement to one of the following 2018 symposiums: National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Symposium Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Conference New York State Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Seminar Call of the Wild Conference – Virginia The funds for theseContinue reading “NJAWR SCHOLARSHIP: **Extended** deadline February 7, 2018”

ATTN NJAWR MEMBERS: Join us for our annual meeting

All NJAWR members are invited to attend our annual meeting on January 28th, 2018 at 10am at Mercer County Wildlife Center. We will discuss accomplishments from 2017, goals for 2018, workshop information and more!! We look forward to hearing from YOU, our members, on YOUR visions of involvement and future goals. Be sure to joinContinue reading “ATTN NJAWR MEMBERS: Join us for our annual meeting”

LECTURE: Zoonoses by Karen Dashfield, DVM

JOIN NJAWR FOR A LECTURE BY KAREN DASHFIELD, DVM ZOONOSES Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 Time: Noon-2:30pm Location: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center 575 Woodland Avenue Madison, NJ 07940 NJAWR Member Cost: $10.00 Non-member Cost: $20.00 Registration deadline is October 26, 2017 As a wildlife rehabilitator, you are automatically placed in a segment of theContinue reading “LECTURE: Zoonoses by Karen Dashfield, DVM”

St. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.

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 thenContinue 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!

New 2015 Trapping Regulations

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”