Mission and Guiding Principles


WWRA Mission

The Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association was founded in 2003.

WWRA’s mission is to act as a collective voice dedicated to advancing professional wildlife rehabilitation in Washington State through education and community-building.

Guiding Principles

The Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association supports the science and profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its practitioners through: 

  • Fostering continued improvement of wildlife rehabilitation.

  • Disseminating knowledge through meetings, reports, publications, symposia, and other means.

  • Promoting educational programs, teaching natural history, and explaining the kinship among all living


  • Promoting cooperation between professional and governmental agencies, wildlife rehabilitators, and the

    public at large.

  • Providing support to its members through networking and mentoring.


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