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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
Turkey Vultures, or Turkey Buzzards, are called “scavengers”. Despite a generally negative attitude from humans, these birds provide numerous benefits for their ecosystems. Turkey vultures can be seen in places such as fields, suburban areas, roadsides, and even...
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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