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

Found an Animal in Need?

Covid-19 update – Wildlife Helpline remains operational!   Read More

Directory of 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.

Educational Articles

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.

Years Rehabilitating Wildlife

Helpline Calls Answered Each Year

Volunteer Hours


Baby geese – transporter tales

Baby geese – transporter tales

Spring is often associated with Easter holidays and the arrival of Springtime and with both events, our social media is filled with pictures of cute little baby ducklings and bunnies. As wildlife lovers, we shiver to think of the well meaning parents who gift these...

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CFC Combine Federal Campaign extended through June 30

CFC Combine Federal Campaign extended through June 30

OPM re-opened the CFC online pledge portal and the CFC mobile giving app for a CFC Special Solicitation period through June 30. This allows federal employees and retirees to make supplemental one-time or recurring donations via credit/debit card or bank draft. Anyone who did not pledge during the 2019 CFC will also be eligible to start a payroll deduction pledge.

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Wildlife Guide

Does this animal need help?

Learn when an animal needs to be rescued or when it should be left alone

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WRL Amazon Wish List

You can support WRL by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List! Remember to include a note with your name so we can thank you in our Facebook page!

Help wildlife in need

Wildlife Rescue League - Viriginia
Wildlife Helpline 703-440-0800