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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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Nothing squirrelly about this scout project

Nothing squirrelly about this scout project

On a recent hot and humid day in June, this group of dedicated and wildlife-loving Boy (and Girl) Scouts constructed a release cage for squirrels on the property of rehabber Karen Pratzner in Manassas, VA. Coordinated and partially funded by WRL member Olivia LoBalbo...

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