Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Panel

The purpose of wildlife rehabilitation is to provide humane care and treatment of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, incorporating all aspects of animal welfare with the goal of wild release or the relief of suffering.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Group will advise the department on matters concerning wildlife rehabilitation and guide WDFW staff members and Washington wildlife rehabilitators on best practices regarding animal care, animal welfare, wildlife rehabilitation standards, and procedures that support wildlife rehabilitation as a public service.

The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association/International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation Fourth Edition is a guiding document for this group.

Mission statement

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Advisory Group strives to ensure that humane care and treatment is provided for all wildlife in rehabilitation, professional standards are upheld, and the public has caring and qualified facilities to take sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife.

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials

Teams teleconference

Teams teleconference

Teams teleconference

Teams teleconference

** Meeting cancelled **

Natural Resources Building

1111 Washington SE, Olympia, WA 98504


WDFW Region 4 Office

16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek 98012