Class Announcement: Emergency Treatment and Stabilization of Injured Wildlife

Saturday, April 25, 2015
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
At the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center/Chesapeake Wildlife Education Center
12199 Bonanza Trail, Lusby, MD 20657

Credit: 6 CEU’s MD/DNR

Description:
This course will address basic assessment stabilization and transport procedures for common bird and mammal emergencies such as shock therapy, stabilization of broken bones, acute bleeding, fluid therapy, hypothermia, burns, head trauma, and toxic poisoning. Classes are only offered to DNR field officers, veterinarians, vet techs, licensed and intern wildlife rehabilitators.

• Lunch; please bring your own. Refreshments will be provided.
• Wear comfortable clothing as this is a hands-on class.
• Please bring paper and a writing utensil.
• Each person will be expected to test out on all hands on procedures; therefore, the class may run overtime.

Registration:
• Please register by calling OWRC at 410-326-0937; ask for Ron or Jennifer.
• Seating is limited to 25 people, we recommend registering as soon as possible.
• $35 non-refundable registration fee is required in advance to secure a seat. Because classes fill quickly there will be no registrations at the door.
• Coursework has been written by Ron Wexler, updated by Larry Richmond DVM, and edited by Sue McDonough DVM.

This class is DNR and Maryland veterinary board state certified for 6 CEU’s.

Event Announcement: Annual 5k Run Fundraiser

We are currently planning our annual 5k to raise funds to maintain our operation. In 2014, our expenses went up 12% while our income decreased 7%. We’re currently looking for sponsors to help finance this event. In return, sponsors will have their names printed on the event’s t-shirts and flyers. We’re also looking for donations to go in the goody bags that all participants will receive (such as coupons, gift certificates, etc.). This is a great opportunity to promote your business while helping us help the animals! The event will be on Memorial Day, Monday May 25th, 2015. If interested, please contact Doc at 410-326-0937.

If you’re interested in running/jogging/walking in the 5k, stay tuned for registration information!