Wildlife

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How to Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator

If you respect and admire wild animals, wildlife rehabilitation might just be the calling for you. There is much more to the job than just a love for wildlife. Successful rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals requires specific skills and knowledge, as well as legal permits and licenses. Read more about wildlife rehabilitation[wildlife-rehabilitation.html]. Continue below to learn about the essentials of becoming a wildlife rehabilitator.
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Exotic Animals

*PAWS does not take in exotic animals*, such as parrots, hedgehogs, Boa Constrictors, and other animals not living naturally in Washington State. If you need to find a new home for an exotic animal, please search for an organization near you at Petfinder.com[http://www.petfinder.com] or contact the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries[http://sanctuaryfederation.org/].
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Feeding Wildlife

Many people enjoy feeding wildlife because it allows them to have close contact with the animals, or because they believe they are helping the animals survive. While seeing wild animals up close can be enjoyable, providing wild animals with a steady, human-supplied food source nearly always leads to problems for both the animals and humans.
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Wildlife Do's and Don'ts

*Do* keep your cat inside[happy-indoor-cat.html], especially during spring and summer when baby birds are on the ground learning to fly.