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Requirements for Obtaining a Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit in Maine
The following checklist presents items that you must document* as you apply to become a permitted rehabilitator in Maine. Any documentation that you can provide to demonstrate your activity and involvement, or relationships developed in the field of wildlife rehabilitation will be considered and will benefit your application. Deficiencies in these areas may preclude your ability to receive a permit.
___ Knowledge of resources available to wildlife rehabilitators: websites, guides and manuals, other rehabilitators in your area, workshops, courses, etc.
___ Evidence of a working relationship with a licensed veterinarian.
___ Evidence of, or plan for providing, adequate facilities for the species you intend to rehabilitate as per the Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation **, published by the IWRC and NWRA.
* Supporting materials are requested at the time of your exam and are necessary for a permit to be granted.
** Miller, E.A., editor. 2000. Minimum Standards for Wildlife Rehabilitation, 3rd edition. National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, St. Cloud, MN. 77 pages. Available at www.iwrc-online.org or www.nwrawildlife.org.
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