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Wildlife rehabilitation class to be held in Lafayette

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 14:04:37-04

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a Wildlife Rehabilitation Basic Skills Class next month in Lafayette.

The class will happen on September 14 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the NPS Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette at 501 Fisher Road in the theater. Registration is open from August 1 through September 1, 2019. The class will be limited to 150 participants.

LDWF says the class is the only certification course recognized by LDWF and is for individuals who would like to become wildlife rehabilitators. The basic skills class fulfills one of the requirements for obtaining an LDWF wildlife rehabilitation license and is free.

The class will be taught by experienced wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians and wildlife professionals.

To register for the class, go to