Raptor Rehab Center under development...
Target Opening:
Early 2019!

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  • A facility that is properly and adequately equipped to be able to treat all raptors, regardless of size.
  • A facility that is well organized, with appropriate and adequate, documented processes and procedures, to provide at-a-glance information for all volunteers and staff, including daily check-sheets so current status of all tasks are immediately clear and unambiguous.
  • A facility that is free from dangers or risks to staff, volunteers, and patients.
  • A facility that all staff and volunteers are comfortable in and is conducive to our mission, that does not require excessive kneeling, bending, climbing, etc.
  • A large flight cage capable of supporting flight reconditioning for up to 2 large raptors (such as bald eagles) simultaneously*
  • Multiple outdoor mews to provide great flexibility and improved recovery times for birds ready to begin that stage of reconditioning or needing larger quarters.
  • On-site veterinary-ready exam/treatment area, including xrays - we are aware that many veterinarians are personally willing to donate their time in support of our mission, but the facility they are employed by is not willing to donate access to their equipment/facilities. Having such facilities on-site at our facility could open the door to additional support and care on-site on a voluntary basis, as well as improve our response time and capabilities.
  • To produce educational materials - We have found that there is a great amount of institutional knowledge within the rehab community, and a willingness to share; indeed there are annual symposiums dedicated to sharing such knowledge. However we also observe that there is a lack of online training, videos, etc., that deal with many of the standard topics related to rehabilitation - especially of raptors. We desire, once we have advanced sufficiently in our own knowledge and experience, to meet that need and regularly produce high-quality training and information sharing videos for web-based distribution.
  • To become a recognized leader within the raptor rehabilitation community, providing research, sharing knowledge, following and establishing best practices, etc.
  • To develop solutions to common problems and make those solutions available to other rehabbers. This could include providing an online resource page, with links to providers of commonly needed equipment & supplies; this could also include suggestions for obtaining free or greatly reduced cost commonly needed resources, including sample request language for such resources.
  • To develop software to address unmet needs within the rehabbing community. There exists, today, a few free and paid online solutions to the general needs of rehabbers - most specifically focus on the medical and governmental reporting needs. WRMD is one of the more popular free solutions. There are additional needs that appear to be unmet currently, including tracking of medication needed, frequency, administration (i.e., orally, IV, topical, drops, etc.), location (i.e., left eye, right foot, etc.), and ability to check-off that it has been administered for a given day/time or not.; Tracking of daily activities (i.e., cages that need to be cleaned, wound dressings that need to be changed, etc.), the assignment, and status; daily tracking of feeding requirements (what food type to provide, and how much) and administration, tracking the birds’ weight; and others