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FAQs

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THE TEAM BEHIND THE WCB

There was a CORE DEVELOPMENT TEAM of important Wildlife Professionals, Wildlife Rehabbers & Vet Professionals who developed the majority of the WCB.

Every single Rescue & Rehabber in the UK (and Vet Professional) was publicly invited to help develop the WCB and a lot of different Wildlife Professionals attended the development meetings.  

If you would really like to understand why we launched WCB and why so many very busy Wildlife Professionals have committed so much time to making it happen, please watch the video below.  (This was a presentation that Alana was asked to give at the SWWR conference, in 2022).

AND HERE ARE SOME MORE FAQs...

WHY IS THE WCB NEEDED?

The WCB is needed because of a lack of regulation/legislation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  With the very best of intentions, injured/orphaned wildlife are often being rehabilitated by members of the public with very little training or knowledge on wildlife care and yet they have (as they are working to be as professional as possible, to their credit) presented themselves as a 'Wildlife Rescue'.  It is very important that a stand is made for 'Animal Rights' (within Animal Welfare/Rehabilitation) and that not only are Wildlife Rescues given minimum standards of knowledge and facilities to meet but also that they are supported and empowered to be the best that they can be.

DOES THE 'ONGOING ACCOUNTABILITY' FROM A WCB HOLDER REALLY MAINTAIN STANDARDS ?

Yes we believe it does and so far have been proven correct.  Asking for admission records, case studies and proof of a regular working relationship with a Vet has enabled us to be able to make sure - throughout the year - that high enough levels of focus and care for each casualty has been taking place under each WCB Holder and the requirement of proof of a working relationship with a Vet has especially proven that diagnostic equipment and high levels of treatment, as well as the right medications (as deemed appropriate by a Vet) have been being administered.

IS THERE A PRESENTATION BY ANOTHER RESCUE, TALKING ABOUT WHY THEY THINK THE WCB IS WORTH DOING?

Yes...  You can watch Lucy Steele's presentation HERE.

WHO IS DOING THE 'PREMISES CHECKS', A VET THAT'S ARMED WITH RESOURCES?

Your Vet (we can help you to arrange it) or a RVN who works with your Vet will be doing the checks.  

Every Vet/RVN who visits a WCB Applicant’s premises is given 2 documents in advance (see the pics below). They are given a long report to fill in and go through, created by the brilliant Wildlife Specialist Vet, Liz Mullineaux AND they’re given a document of important questions to ask (created by a team of wildlife trained & rehab experienced Vet Professionals).

Any Vet/RVN visiting a premises can also ask for support and advice, in advance and/or afterwards, from all of the wildlife experienced Vet Professionals who are on the WCB Committee.

We have also just launched a Bat specific WCB badge and for that, a Bat specialist Vet has put together some specific advice for a General Practice Vet to have in mind when visiting a Bat Rehabber’s premises with some important specialist questions to ask too, to ensure that the premises is set up correctly.

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