If you’ve always wanted to work with wildlife, now is your chance. (Photo: Houston PetTalk Cover, May 2008, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a master falconer, with Hawk from Houston SPCA)

Friends of Texas Wildlife will hold a 2-hour introductory class on February 19th from 10am until noon at the Lone Star College/Tomball Community Library at 30555 Tomball Parkway in Houston. During this class, you will learn about Friends of Texas Wildlife and what we do. We will define exactly what rehabilitation is, what’s involved in becoming a rehabber and whether or not it’s for you. If after attending this class you decide it’s something you’d like to pursue, you will be invited to attend our training class on March 5th from 10am to 3pm at the Tomball library. We will discuss the care of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife with the objective of returning them back to the wild. We will summarize the different species we care for and the time commitment involved in caring for these animals. Depending on your own circumstances, you will be able to choose which animal you would best be suited to help.

If you decide to join Friends of Texas as a rehabilitator, you will need to bring $50 to the March 5th meeting which is the membership fee. Lunch will be served on March 5th.

To reserve your spot or for more information, contact Evelyn Heyde at evelyn@ftwl.org.