Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

A 3-day Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals course, taught by Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources, takes place annually at Wolf Haven during the month of October.  This year’s course runs from October 24-26, with an optional free Monday workshop on October 23. Classroom lecture and hands-on labs focus on the needs of researchers and managers to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization. The course also covers each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

It is intended for wildlife agency personnel and other wildlife professionals, federal, state and tribal wildlife personnel; zoo and sanctuary employees and volunteers; animal control officers; and university students. Course includes course notebook and labs each day. Participants will also receive a Certificate of Training upon course completion.

Register / More Information:
For information about the Wildlife Handling course, contact Linda Saunders, Director of Conservation, 360.264.4695 x216.

Course content includes:

  • Five-step preparation for field operations
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Professionalism
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immobilizing drugs
  • Patient monitoring
  • Marking sampling
  • Veterinary emergencies
  • Euthanasia
  • Human safety
  • Ethical issues
  • Honoring each animal through equipment and techniques

About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) is a progressive organization dedicated to supporting wildlife professionals and bringing honor, care, and respect to those animals affected by research and management by:

  1. Promoting and improving animal welfare (in a non-prescriptive manner) in programs and activities relating to wildlife research and management.
  2. Teaching the highest quality courses in wildlife capture, chemical immobilization and handling.
  3. Providing professional preparation and field assistance with wildlife captures, transport, and disease investigations.

 

Wolf Haven Book Featured – Olympia Timberland Library 4/27

Join us THURSDAY night at the OLYMPIA LIBRARY!

Thursday April 27
7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Free – Adults

Each year, Earthbound Productions and the city of Olympia celebrate our natural world with a spectacular Procession of the Species through the streets of downtown. This year’s Procession will take place on Saturday 4/29 at 4:30 p.m.  In conjunction with this event, Olympia Timberland Library annually features a book which highlights some aspect of nature.

http://www.browsersolympia.com/

Photographer Annie Musselman and essayist Brenda Peterson display Wolf Haven book.

This year’s featured book is “Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America“, which honors wolves and was inspired by the beautiful wolves and work done at this nonprofit sanctuary. Celebrated photographer Annie Musselman and nature writer Brenda Peterson will be on hand to talk about how they became involved in the project, answer questions and sign copies of the book. Wolf Haven staff will also be present to talk about this very special collaboration, and Browser’s Books will have copies available for sale.

Spanish speakers welcomed! Interpretation will be available by a Mexican biologist from Wolf Haven. Hispano-hablantes son bienvenidos! Interpretación será provista por una bióloga mexicana de Wolf Haven.

Be sure not to miss this special event!

Wolf Haven staff as wolves at 2013 Procession of the Species.

Wolf Haven staff dressed as wolves for the 2013 Procession of the Species.

 

 

 

Wolf Photography Visits

Wolf Haven International invites you to participate in one of our popular wolf photography visits. Photo visits are held during colder months, when the wolves are wearing their winter coats and are more active. The program begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and brief presentation. The group will take photographs in the wolf sanctuary from 9 am – noon.

Finding Sanctuary spotlights: Angel and Zoe

Finding Sanctuary is a website devoted to connecting animal sanctuaries with volunteers, assistance and community. Goat, pig, horse, farm animals, wildlife and other types of animal sanctuaries are listed and highlighted on this site. Wolf Haven was invited to share the story of two of our most recent rescues for this month’s Finding Sanctuary blog.

Read More about Angel and Zoe here.

Angel before rescue

Angel before rescue