Helping Wildlife in Need

You can give sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in Northern Virginia a second chance at life

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If you find wildlife in need of human assistance, call WRL’s Wildlife Helpline. A volunteer will return your call and give you instructions on how to proceed.  Learn More

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Wildlife Resources

A list of local (VA, DC or MD) and out-of-state wildlife rehabilitators.

Animal Help Tips

Learn what to do when you find injured or orphaned wildlife.

Online Publications

Learn more about various wildlife species native to Northern Virginia.

Wildlife Rescue League

Preserving Virginia’s Natural Heritage Through Wildlife Rehabilitation

Wildlife Rescue League is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with the intent of releasing them back into their native habitat.

Our licensed rehabilitators, located throughout Northern Virginia and surrounding areas, work with a network of volunteers, wildlife centers, animal shelters, humane societies, nature centers and veterinary hospitals to provide life-saving work for wildlife in need.

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Thousands of animals in Northern Virginia are injured each year as a result of human action.

Help these animals get a second chance at life. Support WRL wildlife rehabilitators.

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Little Brown Bats

Little Brown Bats

In Virginia, we are lucky to host 16 species of bats. Unfortunately, about half are either state or federally isted as threatened or endangered. One of those, the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugous), also referred to as the little brown myotis, was once the most...

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Endangered Species of Bats in Virginia

Endangered Species of Bats in Virginia

Every October when Halloween comes around, frightening images of werewolves howling at the moon, black cats creeping through the night, ghosts haunting deserted corridors, and bats morphing into blood-sucking vampires often come to mind. But even when it’s not...

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