Fostering Researchers, Judy Boyd and Carol Kelly were so well received during their presentation on fostering orphaned wildlife in Princeton, NJ this past spring that they have been asked to present at the California Conference this fall. The method of fostering wild orphans into wild families instead of captive-raising is becoming well received and Judy and Carol have so much to offer with their experiences perfecting the method. Attending these conferences is never one-sided as we reap the benefits of all those other papers that others present and we love the networking!
Fostering and re-homing of orphaned or displaced wildlife saves costs, facilities, and workload but best of all allows the orphans to be raised by wild families. Wild parents offer them training in survival skills that cannot be taught in captivity by humans.