Minimum Standards

British Columbia wildlife rehabilitators are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured, ill or orphaned British Columbia wildlife. BC wildlife rehabilitators are also committed to public education to help prevent wildlife mistreatment, injury and conflict.

The objectives of this document are to establish professional standards for wildlife rehabilitation, and to encourage the development of improved wildlife rehabilitation programs which maximize the quality of care given to all wildlife in rehabilitation. Good judgment, common sense, materials at hand, and an understanding of the urgency of the situation and extent of the injury will help determine what can be done to assist an animal in distress. This document describes the minimum acceptable practices to strive for.