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?

Wildlife Helpline remains operational

During these challenging times, our Wildlife Helpline remains operational. As we are primarily a virtual organization, we are still able to assist animals in need of rehabilitation, while eliminating the need for the public to directly interact with anyone.

Please be advised that Pender Veterinary Centre is temporarily not accepting wildlife at this time; however, our other veterinary partners are still permitting wildlife drop offs with proper notification. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 703-440-0800 if you find an animal in need of assistance.

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.

Years Rehabilitating Wildlife

Helpline Calls Answered Each Year

Volunteer Hours

Upcoming Events

26apr10:00 am3:00 pmB.A.R.K. Ranger Day

02may1:00 pm5:00 pmSpring Festival @ Walker Nature Center

09may10:00 am12:00 pmWorld Migratory Bird Day

17may1:00 pm4:00 pmVienna Wellness and Safety Expo


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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In Kind Donations – March 2020

In Kind Donations – March 2020

Thank you to Diane and Don Cox of Vienna for the generous donation of bird feeders! If you would like to donate items to Wildlife Rescue League, please review our wish list.

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You Shop. Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WRL whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Same products, same prices, same service.

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!

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