Ripples may someday rehabilitate wildlife at our future headquarters.
In our 10-20 year plan for Ripples, we are considering becoming a safe haven for injured or orphaned wildlife. In our dreams of wealth, infinite knowledge, and free time, this is possible. In reality, not so much. But that’s what a plan is for: to prepare for something that’s only possible in the future, after much planning! So today I’m learning about wildlife rehabilitation, something I’ve always dreamed of doing. And while Ripples doesn’t yet have a headquarters, let alone space to rehabilitate wildlife, we have helped create native habitat for plants and wildlife struggling against invasive, non-native species. That’s a hopeful beginning!
This week’s Making Ripples in the Free Weekly is all about local wildlife rehabilitators – superheros and heroines of any native universe. Check out the links below to locate a rehabilitator, learn more about native species, or find out the technical details on becoming a certified wildlife rehabilitator!
Wildlife Rehabilitator Listings for the USA, Arkansas and NWAR area:
Arkansas Wildlife Rehabbers Map by the NWAR Wildlife Rehabbers
US Wildlife Rehabilitators Listed by State
Rescue Shelter Listings for Arkansas
Found an Animal in Need? Contact a NWAR Wildlife Rehabilitator:
Morningstar Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Gravette, AR: contact Lynn Scuimbato at (479)795-1515 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out this video from Lynn’s raptor presentation at the Fayetteville Public Library!
New Hope Animal Hospital, Rogers, AR: (479) 202 – 9670
Most Animals: Cheryl Swartout, Springdale AR: (479) 502 – 2843
Native Species except Birds: Mitzi O’Dell, Prairie Grove AR: (479) 267 – 0230
Mammals Only: Daniel Jones, Lincoln AR: (479) 824 – 5837
Small Mammals Only: Vivian Stockton, Siloam Springs AR: (479) 524 – 8718
How to Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator:
Information on how to become a rehabber, migratory bird rehabber listings and more (Arkansas Game & Fish Commission)
How Do I Become a Rehabber? Fact Sheet (AGFC)