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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.





Support Injured Wildlife

Welcome to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

BUSY. We are BUSY!


You're probably here on our site because you're concerned about a wild animal. Thank you for taking the time to help it.


We are admitting anywhere from 85 to 100+ patients a day right now, as well as dealing with a couple hundred phone calls every day.


We hope some of this information helps you if you're not able to get through on our busy phone lines.


If you still need more info, leave us a message. We will call you back, but it may not be for a couple hours. We're doing the best we can to keep up with message. In the meantime:


If you...

HAVE AN INJURED ANIMAL: Bring it in. No need to call. We're open 9am-8pm M-F and 9am-6pm Sat/Sun


HAVE AN ANIMAL THAT YOUR CAT BROUGHT TO YOU: Bring it in. No need to call.


HAVE A BIRD THAT HIT A WINDOW: Read our FAQ before doing anything.


If you have an uninjured animal...

THAT'S AN ORPHANED BIRD: If it's naked or barely feathered, put it back into its nest if possible. If that's not possible or if it's been several hours since it's been out of the nest, just bring it in. No need to call. There's more info here in our FAQs.


THAT'S AN OPRHANED BIRD WITH FEATHERS, NOT ABLE TO FLY: Please call us. Many birds go through a fledgling stage and we want to make sure we're not mistakenly taking it away from its parents.


If you have a fawn: call us before doing anything with the fawn. Mom leaves the fawn behind while she forages. Watch this video and if you still have questions, call us. Do not pick up the fawn unless it's injured or lying flat on its side.


Lastly, we can really use donations to help us care for all these animals! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today via our secure donation portal. Thank you so much for caring about Minnesota's wildlife!




Join us for our annual gala, Night of the Wild Ones, on Saturday, Aug. 9th. This year's theme is "Spirit of the Prairie" and promises to be a special evening. Take a look at the beautiful invitation art specially-designed by Minneapolis Artist Gordon Coons and learn more about this year's event.


You can order tickets here or if you'd like to join our prestigious list of sponsors, you still have time. Just complete this sponsorship form.


The annual gala is one of our largest fundraisers. We look forward to seeing you for a wonderful night celebrating the Spirit of the Prairie.



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...

  • 2014-07-25
  • No Admissions yet today.
  • 2014-07-24
  • 8:19pmUnidentified Adult Avian
  • 8:08pmEastern Cottontail
  • 8:07pmEastern Cottontail
  • 8:05pmEastern Cottontail (3)
  • 8:04pmEastern Cottontail (2)
  • 8:02pmEastern Cottontail
  • 8:01pmEastern Cottontail (4)
  • 7:41pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 7:39pmEastern Bluebird
  • 7:29pmHouse Sparrow
  • 7:14pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 6:12pmBarn Swallow
  • 6:04pmHouse Sparrow
  • 5:57pmSandhill Crane
  • 5:37pmEastern Cottontail
  • 5:29pmChimney Swift (2)
  • 4:58pmAmerican Robin
  • 4:54pmSnapping Turtle
  • 4:39pmEastern Cottontail
  • 3:28pmRaccoon
  • 3:08pmEastern Cottontail (4)
  • 2:34pmHouse Sparrow (3)
  • 1:59pmRaccoon
  • 1:19pmNorthern Cardinal
  • 1:14pmAmerican Crow

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