Wildlife Resource Links
On this page you will find links to other websites relating to animals and wildlife. Some of these sites belong to friends of mine who operate similar wildlife control companies in other parts of the country. Some sites are organizations that I belong to and/or support while others are sites that I have found helpful and/or interesting and thought that other people might find them useful as well.
BatGuys Supports the Following Charities
The Pan-Mass Challenge - On the first weekend of August, more than 5,000 cyclists from 36 states and eight countries will ride across the Commonwealth in the 28th annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge. Their goal is to raise $28 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund and bring the PMC's total Jimmy Fund contribution to the $200 million mark.
On August 2nd and 3rd 2008 I will be riding in my first Pan-Mass Challenge. I am actively running a fundraising campaign in order to raise the $4000.00 minimum that is required of all riders. If you are capapble of making a contribution to my fundraising campaign I ask that you do so at the following link - http://www.pmc.org/mypmc/profiles.asp?Section=story&eGiftID=MG0194. All donations go directly to the PMC and ultimately to the Jimmy Fund.
*A portion of BatGuys proceeds in 2008 will go directly to the PMC to fund Cancer Research*
The Jimmy Fund - The Jimmy Fund supports the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress - The MDSC, established in 1983, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization made up of parents, professionals and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of Down syndrome. Its roots trace back to a group of parents in a living room in 1983, chatting about their children with Down syndrome and how they could connect and educate families, schools and communities. Twenty-two years later, with over 1,000 members, the MDSC has an energetic board of directors and a vision to ensure that every person with Down syndrome has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Homes for Our Troops - A non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2004. This organization is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to their country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries. We assist injured service men and women and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and coordinating the process of building a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility.
The Mason Evan Giove Foundation - The founders and friends of The Mason Evan Giove Foundation have worked diligently to raise vital funds for Mason and his family in order to assist them in moving forward during their time of need. Mark and Laura have dedicated every waking minute to the proactive and optimistic care of their son, Mason, who has been diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma. This debilitating disease has seriously affected the motor skills on the right side of Masonís body resulting in numerous physical therapy visits in addition to weekly chemotherapy treatments at The Childrenís Hospital in Boston.
The New England Herpetological Society - I do not do any type of snake removal or snake control services. When someone calls me with a snake issue I usually send them here. On this site you can identify your snake and learn about reptiles and snakes in Massachusetts.
Bat Conservation International - The worldwide authority on bats and bat conservation.
Bat Conservation Trust - Learn about the bats of the United Kingdom.
FlyingSquirrels.com - A great site dedicated to the amazing North American flying squirrel.
The World Wide Raccoon Web - Anything and everything about the fascinating raccoon.
Local Conservation Organizations
Massachusetts Audubon Society - Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Charles River Watershed Association - CRWA's mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed.
The Wildlands Trust - An organization that is dedicated to preserving wildlife habitat in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Taunton River Journal, Brought to You by Glooskap and the Frog - A great website that lists a number of local conservation efforts. Warning: You can spend hours surfing this site's great pictures and content.
Wildlife Control Companies
Listed below are friends of mine that I have met through my membership in the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. You may find these sites interesting because you can see the different species of nuisance wildlife in other parts of the country.
David Seerveld's Orlando Rats - David is a friend of mine and he is quite possibly the best rat control expert in the country.
Gretta McCintyre's Wild Goose Chase - Gretta is one of the nation's top trainers of border collies for geese control. Two years ago Gretta helped me select a reputable breeder when I got my border collie LOCO.
State Wildlife Agencies
MassWildlife - State organization that manages wildlife habitat, populations and handles wildlife regulations in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Environmental Police - Handles the enforcement of all fishing, hunting and wildlife regulations in Mass.
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management - State organization that handles wildlife regulation and environmental concerns in RI.
Rhode Island Environmental Police - Handles the enforcement of all fishing, hunting and wildlife regulations in RI.