The Wildlife Rescue League

The Wildlife Rescue League is a non-profit organization providing care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in order to return them to the wild. Our licensed rehabilitators, located throughout Virginia and suburban Maryland, work with animal shelters, humane societies, wildlife groups, nature centers and veterinary hospitals to provide care to creatures in need.

What We Do

WRL operates a wildlife hotline in the Northern Virginia and surrounding areas to assist the public in obtaining information and assistance in locating a wildlife rehabilitator. WRL is also committed to educating the public about the natural history of native wildlife, coexisting with it and preventing the need for wildlife rehabilitation. We can provide brochures, educational material and educational programs to suit your needs.

Note: Our Combined Federal Campaign number is 79123.


Fall membership meeting for the Wildlife Rescue League will be a class on SUNDAY, Sept. 7th from 11am-1pm at the Mason Govt Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, in Annandale, 22003. The class will be on Bear Rehabilitation taught by Amber Dedrick, rehabber at the Wildlife Center of VA. It will last about an hour and 1 CEU credit will be given. The class will cover the following:
- Reasons why bears are admitted, Common medical issues, Cubs, Nutrition, Handling, Enrichment
- Our facilities , their features, how we use them, etc. ,VDGIF partners (for capture and release)

It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please note: We do not provide rehabilitation instruction on our website or by email request.

A copy of the current financial statement for the Wildlife Rescue League is available by request from the Virginia Division of Consumer Affairs Office in Richmond, Virginia. The Wildlife Rescue League is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to the Wildlife Rescue League are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

All photographs on the WRL website are copyrighted by their creators.

Text & WRL graphics © 1984-2009 Wildlife Rescue League.
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