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 – 5pm (EST) – 7 days a week Learn More
Found an Animal in Need?
Image: Don Chernoff, Wood Ducks on the Potomac! – A winner of 2020 Wild Neighbors Photo Contest.
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.
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
Learn more about wildlife rehabilitation. Find out why it matters and how you can become a rehabilitator.
Release Wildlife on Your Property
We are looking for a variety of habitats to include wooded and/or open with ponds and tall grasses. If you are interested in having an abundance of wildlife on your property, please apply.
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