Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop-Raccoon Care-April 16, 2016

  • 16 Apr 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Plano Animal Services


Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators

Continuing Education Registration



*Wildlife Rehabilitation Skills Workshop: Raccoon                 April 16, 2016          $25.00

Plano Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Pkwy             8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

*Note, if you are a subpermittee registering for the Raccoon Care class, you must have completed either the Well Baby Care class or the IWRC Basic 1AB class, and have your permit holder email their consent for you to work with this species




Wildlife Rehabilitation

Skills Workshop – Raccoon Care


This class is for wildlife rehabilitators wishing to learn species specific care techniques and principles for working with orphaned, ill, and injured raccoons.  The course builds on basic wildlife rehabilitation skills, focusing on the following topics:


1.   Intake examination

a.   Basic physical exam

b.   Exo- and endoparasites

c.    Hydration

d.   Charting

2.   Housing, sanitation, and quarantine     

3.   Feeding and nutrition

a.   Infants

b.   Toddlers

c.    Pre-release

4.   Hands-on practice – feeding

5.   Common problems and solutions

6.   Release criteria


Please note prerequisite: Students wishing to take the raccoon skills workshop must have completed the Well Baby Care  or IWRC Basic 1AB classes, and must bring a copy of their TPWD-issued rehabilitation permit (or subpermit). If subpermitted, the permit holder must approve participation in this class (permit requirement does not apply to ACOs).


The class format is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and hands-on lab.  The fee of $25 covers classroom instruction, the class manual, and all lab materials and handouts. Payment is due before the start of the first class session. Payment may be made by mailing a check to


Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators

701 Timberline Court

Arlington, TX 76006


or pay online at www.paypal.com. Enter the email address tmwr@yahoo.comUpon receipt of payment, the manual will be emailed to you. Please download or print the manual for class. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kate at 817-229-5653 orbwmidcities@batworld.org.


TX DSHS has approved this class for 4 CE hours for Animal Control Officers.





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Sherry Smith

Animal Services Supervisor

4028 West Plano Parkway

Plano, Texas 75093




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