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Hurricane Irene Response

In preparation for orphaned or injured wildlife impacted by Hurrican Irene the Virginia Beach SPCA Wildlife Program, in partnership with Evelyn's Wildlife Refuge, have established 2 primary response locations to receive wildlife following the storm.  Please contact our Wildlife Referral Line at 263-4762 if you discover wildlife in need of assistance after the storm has passed.  Our volunteers will attempt to return your calls as soon as possible.  In the event phone lines are down, wildlife can also be taken directly to the Virginia Beach SPCA located at 3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, V

Gull rescue on beach at Fort Story

Our rescue volunteers are really important to this organization and extremely brave. 

What Is A Wildlife Transporter?

When I tell people I volunteer to transport wildlife for the Virginia Beach SPCA, I often get a slightly confused look.  So what exactly does it mean to be a VBSPCA wildlife transporter?

Great Blue Heron Rescue

Rick called that Sunday afternoon about a possible injured Great Blue Heron in my area. Could I go check it out? I logged into the VBSPCA Yahoo Group page and got the address and contact info. I spoke to the property owner, who gave me directions and said that the GBH had been a resident in their canal for many years. The last two days, however, he had not left the canal behind their home and appeared to have a wing injury.

How I Helped With A Squirrel Release

 I have participated in the Virginia Beach SPCA wildlife program for several years as a Wildlife Transporter.  But this past year I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to expand my involvement by helping out one of the shelter’s wildlife rehabilitators with wh

Wildlife Training

The classes for Wildlife Referral Line volunteers and new Wildlife Rehabilitators have been tentatively scheduled for February 20th, 2011.  Each class is limited to 5 participants and preference will be given to existing volunteers. Click the following links for registration:

Referral Line

Rehabilitation

Wildlife Rescue And Restraint Training

If you've ever wanted to work with wildlife, you should definitely register to attend this class, which will be held January 30th at the VBSPCA.  You'll learn valuable tips and trips to quickly and safely rescue wildlife as well as an overview of the volunteer opportunities available within the Virginia Beach SPCA Wildlife Program.  Click here to learn more.

Wildlife 2011

There are big changes in store for our wildlife program in 2011.  The first has been the restructuring of our website to allow for streamlined delivery of information as well as interaction with our volunteers, supporters and visitors. Our volunteers can share their experiences and photos, rehabbers can post updates on wildlife and users can register for training or events and donate online.  We hope you'll keep checking back as the site grows.

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