If you want to report an injured or orphaned animal, please contact a local wildlife rehabilitation facility. To find a facility in your area, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) represents a progressive group of dedicated wildlife specialists in California. Our members include wildlife rehabilitators, rescue, rehabilitation and service organizations and regulatory agencies.

Our members offer a full range of programs and services throughout the state, including public education, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, humane exclusion services, volunteer and employment opportunities.

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The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators is dedicated to advancing wildlife rehabilitation and supporting wildlife in a changing world.

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If your facility is affected by an emergency, such as a fire, please contact webmaster@ccwr.org immediately and we can put out a call for assistance to members in your region.

Draft 2016 Symposium Schedule Posted

A draft version of the 2016 Symposium Schedule is now available online (updated 7/17/2016). This schedule is subject to change and has not been completely formatted. This is provided to give you an idea of what is planned for the event, to be held October 21 – 24, 2016 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Fresno.

July 2016 ENews!!!

  • Enews_2016_07-1Symposium News
    • Host group for the symposium
    • Room reservations at the hotel
    • Schedule
    • Registration costs
    • Scholarships
    • Lafaber Wild Guardian Award
    • Donations for the symposium
  • What your BOD is doing
    • Call for volunteers
    • Special symposium activities
  • Why Trapping Fails
  • In the Spotlight – Christina and Gregor Nelson
  • CDFW News
  • Website update
  • News you can use


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Welcome to the updated CCWR Website

Our website has gone through a bit of a renovation to update the look and feel and add some new features. The content from the previous site has been moved over and updated, as needed. If you have bookmarks to any pages in the previous site, they will no longer work. If you have any questions about where something can be found on the new site, feel free to contact webmaster@ccwr.org or use the online contact form.

Individual active members have now been set up with an account and membership. Each should have received an email message with the subject line “Your CCWR Member Account is Ready” and instructions on how to log in. If you don’t recall receiving such a message, simply go to the Lost Password page, enter your email address in the box and hit the Set/Reset button. You will receive an email with instructions if we have you in our system. If there are any questions, please contact webmaster@ccwr.org.

  • We have a new logo (although not necessarily the final format or color) and color scheme.
  • News items are featured on the home page and photos in a slider (if you have images to share, please send them).
  • All email addresses are scrambled to keep robots from sending spam.
  • The online forms (Contact CCWR, Job/Internship/Volunteer Position form, Animal Placement form) are available under the Contact Forms navigation tab and protected by Captcha, again to reduce spam.
  • There are many advances in the background to make maintaining the site easier, such as automatic expiration of jobs and animal placement ads.
  • Members should have received an email alert today (April 29) with the new password.
  • The site is fully responsive, so if you view it on any other device (cell phone, tablet), it will work well and look good.
  • Site encryption (https://) to protect any personal information on the site.
  • The site is searchable.
  • Each active member will have their own login and profile to complete. This will allow active members to participate in a online unmoderated forum and the member directory will be online, up-to-date and searchable. If you are an active member and have not received an email notification, please contact webmaster@ccwr.org.
  • Once you have your own membership account on this site, there will be a way for you to login simply by filling out a form with your email address and you will receive a direct link in your email – no password required.

Coming soon

  • Expect more online forms to replace Word/PDF/snail mail, such as symposium presentation proposals, Wild Guardian Award nominations, Committee Application forms, and much more.

If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to uses the online contact form or send email directly to webmaster@ccwr.org.

Second Annual Wild Guardian Award

lafaberWildGuardianAwardWhile every wildlife rehabilitator is considered special to CCWR we are looking for someone who is a real inspiration to our community. Do you know someone who has inspired you as a Wildlife Rehabilitator? Someone who has gone over and beyond the norm? A person who has shown extraordinary skills, compassion and knowledge in the field of rehabilitation? Perhaps they have overcome obstacles while working with wildlife? CCWR wants to hear about these Wild Guardians and NEEDS your help to identify them. To nominate, please fill out the form and follow the instructions. Entries must be received by September 1, 2016 and the winners will be honored at the CCWR 2016 Symposium held in October 2016.

Symposium Scholarships Available

ScholarshipCCWR is pleased to announce it will be able to grant three scholarships to applicants. These scholarships have been made possible from the Wm. Jessen Memorial Fund, the McDunn Family trust, and from donations to CCWR directly. The application process is now open. To apply for a scholarship, please download the Application Form, fill it out in its entirety and mail to the address listed on the form. It must be postmarked by August 22, 2016. Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2016.

2016 Symposium Hotel Now Taking Reservations

Fresno Doubletree by Hilton

The 2016 Symposium will be held at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in downtown Fresno, CA, with sessions schedule for October 22 – 24. Festivities will begin on Friday, October 21, with registration and a welcome reception. Save the Dates!

The hotel reservations are now open. Visit this personalized hotel link to begin the process and click on the “Book a Room” button. The special room rates (see below) will be available until October 7, or until the block of room are sold out.

Reserve early!

Room Rates – each includes 2 breakfast tickets each day. There is no charge for parking.

  • 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds – $139 per night
  • King Suite at $169 per night