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Association of Idaho Rehabilitators for wildlife invites you to join and support

At Association of Idaho Rehabilitators (AIR) for wildlife, we’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to help all the licensed and permitted wild animal rehabilitators in the state of Idaho.  Wild animal rehab groups do not have the same level of support as domestic animal groups. Less than 1% of grants are designated for wildlife rehabbers' and the majority of all rehabbers' are volunteers. Thousands of hours are given freely. Thousands of dollars are needed each year to simply provide the basics of care from medical procedures to food and shelter. 

We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s wild animals.  Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of so many others. 

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Our Roots

Here at Association of Idaho Rehabilitators for wildlife, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding in 2020, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to connect you (the community) with the handful of licensed trained experienced wildlife rehabbers from Boise to the Palouse and up to extreme Northern Idaho. Through all of our endeavors we display the conviction behind our beliefs. We hope to gain support enabling building more enclosures, training more helpers, feeding more animals and guaranteeing a wild Idaho for future generations. 

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Reinforcing our Commitment

With our organizations' missions always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with the challenge of providing quality care for our wild animal patients.  Advocacy is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Wild animal rehabilitation is a profession which is demanding physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. You can help. You can give to help those caregivers who give their all for the injured and orphaned wild animals. Rehab is often disrespected by kind hearted people who feel they can do this work on their own and do not need specialized training. 

Now is your chance to help not just one individual but all species. 

There are several committees you can join. Wildlife Rescue Team, Welcome wagon, Supplies and Inventory, Public Relations Committee,  Fundraising Committee, Animal records, Outreach and Correspondence, Projects planning, Education Committee, Wildlife Health, Licenses and regulation committee, Standards of operation.



One Step at a Time

At Association of Idaho Rehabilitators for wildlife, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issue of how to do better for not only our wild animal patients but also our communities. Support is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support. Idaho's native neighbors need you now more than ever. Become part of the team of dedicated individuals who have made the commitment to present the present as a present for future generations. 

Any individual member who is a resident of Idaho shall be eligible to become a member of the Association of Idaho Rehabilitators for wildlife. Members will be involved directly with supporting wildlife rehabilitation in some capacity.

Active Members are licensed by appropriate state and or federal wildlife agencies or permitted to work with wildlife in a professional capacity with the focus of releasing the native wild animals who have become patients requiring rehabilitative care back into their natural habitat. 

Associate Members do not work directly with wild animals. These members have pledged to present the present as a present for future generations. Any citizen of Idaho who enjoys the wild spaces and species within this state and has the desire to keep Idaho wild is welcome to join.

Find out more by contacting us. Salmon Wildlife (Region 7 - Salmon since 2017).  Teton Wildlife (Region 6 - Upper Snake since 2019) . Sandy's Haven (Region 5 - Franklin County since 2018), Wildlife Rehab of East Idaho (region 5 - Pocatello since 2015) Animals in Distress (Region3 - Ada County since 1987), RM Bird Center (Region3 - Ada County since 1987), Idaho Black Bear Rehab (Region3 - Ada County since 1989), Snowdon Wildlife Center (Region3 - Valley County since 1989), Palouse Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (Region2 - Latah  County since 2006), Bird of Prey Northwest (Region1 - Kootenai County since 1995),  Mystic Farm Inc - Region 1 - Bonner County since 2010), Freedom Raptor Project (Region1 - Bonner County since 2020), American Heritage Wildlife Foundation (Region1 - Bonner County since 2001)

This link will connect you to the only federally licensed migratory bird rehabbers within Idaho, Washington, & Oregon.

Other people who say they raise wild birds but are not on this list have not completed all the steps to become a legal professional. 

If you are a USFWS or IDFG licensed wildlife rehabilitator, please contact us and be added to our list. If you are a wildlife veterinary clinic who assists wildlife and would like to be added to this group, we look forward to connecting with you.  

If you are seeking a wildlife rehabilitator near you Animal Help Now is a database which allows you to enter your zipcode and immediately identify veterinary hospitals and professionals with wild animal experience. 

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Mark Twain

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

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Support Us

Our strength is amplified with collective action, and you can help make a difference with Association of Idaho Rehabilitators for wildlife right now! Independent licensed wildlife rehabilitators need the support of community. Saving wild animals is a reciprocal relationship. The rehabbers heal the injured and raise the orphaned but the community finds and delivers and supports (financially and physically) the efforts. We are working together as a team to keep Idaho WILD. 
The support we receive is a huge driver of the good work we do in addressing the challenging problems our wild animal patients face daily. Get in touch today and join our community in making a lasting impact. 

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Get in touch with Association of Idaho Rehabilitators for wildlife to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. This is NOT the place to report a wild animal in need. 

Thanks for caring!

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