Welcome to the home of the Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, whose mission is to support and advance wildlife rehabilitation in the State of Maryland.

For membership in the MWRA and other vital information, see our MWRA Membership page.

Statement on COVID-19 Considerations for Wildlife Rehabilitation

“The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) and National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) recognize concerns that have been raised regarding the possible spread of SARS-CoV-2 to wild animals from humans. However, our organizations believe that this potential zooanthroponosis should not prevent professional wildlife rehabilitators from ensuring appropriate care for wildlife.

NWRA and IWRC take the position that taxa-specific protocols, based on scientific evidence and region-specific risk assessments, should serve as the basis for an informed approach to managing the risk of disease spread and for formulating any restrictions on wildlife rehabilitation….”

Read the full statement

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