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Shirley and Allan Casey

The Casey's began rehabilitating wildlife in 1986. In 1993, they established WildAgain Wildlife Rehabilitation, a 501c3 non-profit corporation. They hold a Colorado wildlife rehabilitation license and have personally rehabilitated many injured and orphaned wild squirrels and chipmunks of 25 species.

They have been frequent presenters at rehabilitation conferences throughout North America, including the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, the New England Regional Wildlife Rehabilitation, and the Midwest Regional Rehabilitation Group. They have presented over 80 training sessions and workshops at these conferences since 1995. They have presented on many wildlife medical care and direct animal care topics, including natural history of squirrels, mammal nutrition, small mammal caging, reuniting juvenile mammals with their mothers, reducing the number of incoming wildlife, and reducing antibiotic resistance. They have also presented more than 50 one, two and three-day seminars on recruiting and training rehabilitators, homeopathic care, wildlife hotlines, improving quality of rehab care, and reducing stress in wildlife rehabilitators. They have presented at 10 veterinary conferences, as well as consulted on thousands of rehabilitation cases.

They have conducted research and presented on a variety of topics, including health conditions of wild animals admitted to rehabilitation, strategies to reduce antibiotic resistance in wildlife, effective treatment of cat bites, stress factors impacting wildlife rehabilitators, and management of wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Much of this research is contained in the over 70 articles and papers they have published in the rehabilitation community literature, veterinary conference proceedings and other national publications.

After publishing on and presenting programs to help rehabilitators recruit, train, sponsor, and retain new wildlife rehabilitators, Shirley developed and coordinated a team of North American rehabilitators in creating a brochure and booklet to help recruit new rehabilitators. These materials are used in most states and provinces by rehabilitators and some wildlife agencies, and endorsed by both national wildlife rehabilitation organizations. The Caseys have published on recruiting potential rehabilitators, training rehabilitators, coaching and supervising rehabilitation apprentices, and developing training programs, as well as offered seminars on these.  

The Caseys developed a two-day Squirrel Rehabilitation Seminar that is being offered around North America. Their Squirrel Rehabilitation Handbook (third edition published in 2003) of 265 pages is being used throughout North America and Europe.

In the early 1990s, they developed a strong interest in holistic medicine. They have published on this and regularly present on wildlife and homeopathy topics at conferences and seminars, including the NWRA, IWRC, and other rehabilitation groups. In conjunction with homeopathic veterinarians, they developed and present one, two, and three day seminars on the use of homeopathy with wildlife. They have presented these seminars to over 900 rehabilitators and veterinarians around North America. In addition, they have conducted study group sessions on homeopathy for wildlife via teleclasses for rehabilitators who have attended their seminars.

Shirley presented on homeopathy with acute wildlife conditions at the annual conferences of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy in 2002 and 2003 and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in 2002 and 2004, which were attended by veterinarians from the US and Canada.

They researched and analyzed the wildlife rehabilitation regulations of all 50 states. They presented and published these analyses in 1994, 1999, and 2004. Their research on regulations has provided a foundation for them to consult with state and federal agencies on wildlife policy and regulations.

In addition, the Caseys have written for numerous rehabilitation, conservation, and veterinary publications on topics ranging from direct wildlife care, cage plans, and nutrition, to finding and developing relationships with veterinarians, tips for veterinary clinics for working with wildlife, wildlife hotlines, wildlife ethics, establishing non-profits, and wildlife policy. They have had over 60 articles published related to wildlife topics in the Journal of Wildlife Rehabilitation, the NWRA Quarterly of Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Rehabilitation Today, the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy Journal, Wildlife Rehabilitation Today, Homeopathy Today, and many more.  

Allan has consulted with 55+ rehabilitation facilities, state rehabilitation associations, and other non-profits to help them acquire their non-profit status and improve management of their operations.

They have both attended hundreds of hours of wildlife rehabilitation training at state, regional, and national wildlife conferences, as well as specialized training. The Caseys are members of the NWRA, IWRC, the National Center for Homeopathy, and a variety of other organizations.

Shirley has had an appointment to serve a US Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Team for a species listed under the Endangered Species Act since 2000. Allan is a co-founder of the Evergreen Land Community Coalition, a local land trust. Both Allan and Shirley are co-founders and board members of The Colorado Wildlife Alliance, of which Allan has been President and Vice president. They are also involved with wildlife policy and habitat issues. Allan served on the Evergreen Parks and Recreation Board of Directors during 2006-2010 in the Evergreen community and served as Chairman of the Board and President. He currently is a Board member of the Mountain Area Land Trust.

They are the owners and principal consultants of Strategic Linkages, a management consulting company. Allan previously worked in financial planning, finance and accounting, and project management in the corporate sector. Shirley previously worked in the corporate sector in organization planning, strategic alliances, human resources, and training and development. Shirley has BA from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Allan has a BBA in accounting from Southern Methodist University. Both received their MBAs from Southern Methodist University in 1974. 

Contact Allan and Shirley Casey at WLRehabProject (at) me.com

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