The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Learning Center
Wildlife Department within a Shelter Setting
Recorded On: 02/18/2020
This 33-minute webinar will share how the second oldest SPCA in North America was able to develop the second largest wildlife rehab hospital in NY state. We will explain the unique challenges that are faced caring for wildlife within a shelter and explain why it is imperative that the animal welfare movement should consider wildlife in their strategic planning.
This webinar recording is part of the new Innovation Bank. The Innovation Bank is a collection of bright ideas, innovative programs, and research that your organization can use for inspiration. Recorded sessions will be added to the series throughout Fall 2020.
Director of Wildlife, SPCA Serving Erie County
Barb Haney has a varied background. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s Degree in Education for Secondary Science. She was a wildland firefighter in Southern California, Director of Environmental Education at a state park in Pennsylvania, a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala doing Environmental Management, an Earth Science teacher, and in the human medical field for a decade as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Most recently she was instrumental in taking the SPCA Serving Erie County’s Wildlife Department from a closet in the garage to designing and creating a state-of-the-art wildlife hospital that is the second-largest rehabilitation center in New York State. With a staff of four and more than 100 volunteers, the Wildlife Department attends to more than 3,500 animals per year while encouraging the Western New York community to decrease negative impacts on wildlife in small and large ways.