Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Free Class! Urban Wildlife Management

  • 15 Jan 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth, Texas

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Mark your calendars!  January 15, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00 pm



Both private and municipal animal shelters are becoming increasingly involved in urban wildlife management issues, as human encroachment on wild animal habitats continues to drive these animals into close contact with the public.  Developing and maintaining a standard operating plan (SOP) for managing wildlife in domestic animal shelters is crucial in ensuring the health and safety of the public and shelter employees and volunteers, while protecting these animals and remaining in compliance with local, State, and Federal regulations and guidelines.


In this course, Kate Rugroden, will guide participants through the key components of a successful Wildlife Management SOP.  Participants will receive a draft outline and manual for use in developing an SOP for their agencies.


January 15th, 1-5 pm

Location:  Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E Lancaster, Ft. Worth TX

Instructor:  Kate Rugroden Fee:  FREE…No pre-registration necessary.  Just show up!

Four (4) hours of DSHS approved continuing education.  You must attend the entire class for credit.  No pre-registration required.


Kate is a TPWD permitted wildlife rehabilitator specializing in bats, opossums, and raccoons, and holds both TPWD and USDA Educational Display permits as well.  She has over 25 years’ experience in presenting live animal programs in addition to her 10 years as a rehabilitator.  She is a member of IWRC, NWRA, the Texas Bat Working Group, the Texas Animal Shelter Coalition, and Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators, and serves as Chair of the Stakeholders Committee for the National White Nose Syndrome Response Team.


Kate serves as Director of Special Projects for Bat World Sanctuary, the largest rehabilitation and teaching facility in the world dedicated exclusively to rescue, rehabilitation, and sanctuary for bats.  In that role, she has presented educational programs to thousands of adults and school children throughout the DFW Metroplex.  She is a founding member of Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators, and serves as an advisor to the Board for that organization.  She has developed training manuals for four wildlife rehabilitation classes, and, with Amanda Lollar of Bat World Sanctuary, co-authored the book The Essential Bat (Bat World Sanctuary, 2012).  In addition, she is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to provide over 60 hours of continuing education credit to Animal Control Officers for the wildlife-related classes she teaches.

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