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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!



Every day of the week,
including holidays!





Welcome to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

We're Giving Thanks


We have a lot to be thankful for here at WRC.


- The 600+ volunteers and interns who helped us care for animals in 2015. From our seasonal nurseries, to our year-round Animal Care Crew and our front desk, administrative and housekeeping volunteers. It takes an army to keep WRC running and to all these wonderful volunteers we say "thanks."

- The great supportive network we work with and consult with throughout the year. From ophthalmologists to dentists to other rehabbers across the nation who specialize in the care of a specific animal and our very own MNZoo who helped us construct specialized pools for the long-term care of turtles and diving birds. You help us provide wonderful medical care!

- The 400+ donors who contributed nearly $32,000 in a SINGLE day of giving last Thursday. You are amazing.

- Our volunteer gala committee who every year organizes and runs one of the greatest fund raisers in the Twin Cities. (mark you calendars for Aug. 13, 2016!)

- And last, but most certainly not least, YOU. Because of you we exist. If Minnesotans didn't have compassion for local wildlife there would be no need for our services. If people didn't help nearly 12,000 injured and orphaned animals this year, we would not exist. You rescue the animals. You drive them to us. You fund our work. You support our mission. For this we are thankful.


Wishing you all a very wonderful Thanksgiving.

(and yes, we're open 9am-6pm, even on holidays)


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 provide medical care in our Case Studies.



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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 600 volunteers care for, rehabilitate and release the wildlife that they've worked with. The WRC treats more than 9,000 wild animals every year, representing more than 185 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.


Learn more about WRC's Night of the Wild Ones:


WRC Critter Ticker

Recently admitted to WRC...

  • 2015-11-24
  • 5:35pmDomestic Avian
  • 5:24pmRaccoon
  • 2:17pmEastern Cottontail
  • 12:23pmGreat Blue Heron
  • 11:08amEastern Cottontail
  • 10:37amEastern Cottontail

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