Hi my name is Taryn. I am also fondly known as 'Rescue Case Rita' because of all of the animals that I rescue and rehabilitate on a regular basis. If you ask most people in my suburb they will tell you I am one of the people to call if there is an injured bird or mammal that needs hand rearing or help. I work with the intention to rehabilitate and release where possible. I have been invited to attend an I.W.R.C. (International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council) Course for Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation and Pain & Wound Management. The course is on the 2nd. 3rd and 4th of June 2018 at the Inanda Country Base in Gauteng South Africa. The course is being hosted by Friends of Free Wildlife. Once I have completed the course I will be better able to assist injured animals in need of rescue and rehabilitation. I will also acquire I.W.R.C. credits. I have helped cats, dogs, birds, tarantulas, reptiles and have recently hand reared Cape Serotine Bats. I also rehabilitated and released a bat with a torn wing. This is fairly specialized and not everyone can do it. In fact I am one of two people in the Eastern Region of Johannesburg who has been successful at it. I currently volunteer at an animal shelter and this course will help me to assist them so that they too can help a wider variety of animals. I am also a trained and registered beekeeper with D.A.F.F. (Department of Forestry and Fisheries) so as you can tell I have a real passion for the preservation of life especially the lives of those who are not able to speak for themselves. I currently have 5 dogs, 8 cats, 11 tarantulas, 2 lizards and a snake living with me over and above the birds, bats and other creatures I help out. We do not currently have a qualified representative in our area and I would like to fill that role. I need to attend this course in order to achieve that aim. I am self funded at this stage and any assistance would be greatly appreciated and will go to a cause very close to my heart. This course will make me a better 're-haber' and I can help more animals that way.