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. 9am – 7pm (EST) – 7 days a week  Learn More

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Helping Wildlife in Need

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

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Image: Don Chernoff, Wood Ducks on the Potomac! – A winner of 2020 Wild Neighbors Photo Contest.
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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


Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Lissabet

Volunteer Spotlight: Sara Lissabet

We are spotlight lighting long-time Wildlife Rescue League Volunteer, Sara Lissabet, who recently moved out of the country and had to retire from some of her volunteer responsibilities. Sara has always been a delight and a key member of the Wildlife Rescue League...

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


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