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The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota provides
quality medical care and rehabilitation for all injured,
sick and orphaned wild animals, and shares its knowledge
with the people who care about them.


Open every day of the year!



9am-8pm M-F
9am-6pm Sat./Sun.





Welcome to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

I've Found Squirrels Lying on the Ground...


If you find squirrels lying on the ground or in the snow please call us right away. We'll help you determine if mom is actively moving them to a new nest or if they are abandoned. Do not handle them until you've spoken with us.


If it's after hours, you should leave the squirrels until it's growing dark and then (if they're still there) carefully pick them up, nestle them into a nice soft piece of material and put them in a small box (be sure you can close the lid). Place the box on a heating pad set to LOW with a one-third the box off the heating pad (so they can get off the heat if needed). If you do not have a heating pad, run to the local gas station or other store and pick up a couple of the instant hand/foot warmers. Put one or two of those in the bottom of the box, under the bed you've made for the squirrels.


Do not feed them! Feeding cold animals is harmful to their systems. Bring them in as soon as you can the following morning. We're open from 9am-6pm every day of the week.


Our annual gala will be the night of Saturday, August 9. It's a fun evening full of music, laughter, a live and silent auction and good food -all to benefit our patients here at the center. Here's a recap of last year's gala, "Enchanted Forest Masquerade," complete with a link to photos. Our original gala page, where you can see typical auction items, our sponsors and more is here.



Following up on an animal you brought to us? Drop us a note ( with the person's name who admitted it, the approximate date and the species. We'll get back to you within a few days!



Learn more about how we medically treat our patients with our new Case Studies section.
New case (Aug 2013): A Surprising Find in a Juvenile Gull.


Check out the Video News section to view video from other WRC stories.



Subscribe to our private email list to keep up to date on our patients!


The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) in Roseville, Minn., is a nonprofit, donor-supported organization. The WRC was established in response to the increased need for medical care of injured, ill and orphaned wildlife. With a medical staff of 8, the Center is one of the largest and busiest wildlife medical centers in the nation. More than 400 volunteers care for, rehabilitate and release the wildlife that they've worked with. The WRC treats more than 8,500 wild animals every year, representing more than 160 different species.


We cannot give tours since we do not keep any animals for educational use. We do have an open house every winter, usually in February. Watch our Facebook page or register for our emails to keep up to date with WRC.


Learn more about our staff and Board of Directors.


WRC Critter Ticker

Recently admitted to WRC...

  • 2014-04-20
  • 3:02pmEastern Cottontail (2)
  • 2:00pmEastern Cottontail (7)
  • 12:56pmEastern Gray Squirrel (2)
  • 11:50amEastern Cottontail (2)
  • 11:37amWhite-footed Mouse (4)
  • 10:32amAmerican Robin
  • 10:20amEastern Cottontail (4)
  • 9:41amEuropean starling
  • 9:18amRed-bellied Woodpecker
  • 2014-04-19
  • 3:45pmEastern Cottontail (4)
  • 2:00pmEastern Cottontail (3)
  • 2:00pmEastern Cottontail (4)
  • 1:13pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 12:48pmYellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • 10:27amEastern Cottontail
  • 9:34amSouthern Flying Squirrel (4)
  • 9:18amNorthern River Otter
  • 9:04amEastern Cottontail
  • 2014-04-18
  • 7:40pmEastern Cottontail (6)
  • 6:18pmAmerican Crow
  • 5:10pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:39pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:26pmEastern Cottontail
  • 2:51pmRed Fox (2)
  • 12:22pmEastern Gray Squirrel

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