Caring for Minnesota's wildlife

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 - 6pm Daily
Including Holidays





WRC's Annual Gala Night of the Wild Ones

Thank You All for a Wonderful 2017 Gala!





SAVE THE DATE FOR 2018: Saturday, August 11




WRC wishes to give a heart-felt thanks to the many people, organizations and businesses who supported our 2017 gala through a sponsorship. These sponsorships allow a higher percentage of the funds raised to go to patient care.


Descriptions of the sponsorship packages, which include tickets and signage, are here.


Purchase your sponsorship.


Many Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors  ($15,000 and above)
Babs Koch      
Gold Sponsors ($5,000 and above)
Alive Risk
Kerry D’Amato
Susan and Alan Carlson
Faricy Law Firm
Walt McCarthy & Clara Ueland 
Bill and Teri Popp

Silver Sponsors ($2,500 and above)
Aram Desteian and Aja Tashjian
Ted Erickson
Dan and Helen Lindsay
Denise Mallery
Pohlad Companies
Otten Bros.
Trust Point, Inc.
Paige Winebarger
Richard McCarthy

Bronze Sponsors ($1,250 and above)
John and Ashley Anderson
Beth and Lenny Dayton
Ned and Sherry Ann Dayton
Rick & Carmen Diamond
Rolf and Nancy Engh
Brion Finlay
Ken Harden
Phil Jenni 
Kathy Knauth
Nancy & Clarkson Lindley
Virginia Lord
Jay and Jenny Mutschler
Kathi Roer and Kurt Boerner
Kirt and Nicole Woodhouse

Patrons ($500 and above)
Trevor and Kathy Ames 
Kate Johnson and Scott Berry
Ulland Investments
Joanne Von Blon

Contributions ($100 and above)
Sam and Sylvia Kaplan
Sara Meyer
Cindy and Tad Piper
Suzie Woodrich and David Knoblauch





Questions? Contact our Executive Director Phil Jenni via email or phone: 651-486-9410 x115.




A perfect summer evening for the 15th annual Night of the Wild Ones. 


More than 300 guests enjoyed a perfect summer evening at the 15th annual Night of the Wild Ones event on August 12, 2017.  The theme, a midsummer night’s fantasy, was beautifully represented by our talented event committee.  Many of the guests dressed for the occasion and enjoyed portraits from the Snap Yourself photo booth.  It was a splendid celebration of summer in Minnesota and WRC. 


Once again the live auction featured some fabulous experiences, including a trip for two on a 7-day cruise of the Windward Islands on the famous Royal Clipper 5-masted sailing ship;  a Porsche driving experience at their center in Atlanta, Ga., hotel included; a private villa on the Caribbean island of Bequia; and a Grand Luxxe Residence Platinum stay at Riveria Maya.


We had a record 36 other sponsors, whose contributions surpassed our previous high for sponsorship revenue. Overall, the event grossed nearly $165,000 and matched last year’s record total.


It was a pleasure to honor WRC Board Chair Denise Mallery at the event.  Denise first came to WRC when she brought her considerable creative talents to help create original graphics for the 2009 gala.  She followed that with a memorable design for the 2010 Nocturnal theme, which also featured original poetry and a special performance of the Minnesota Dance Theatre – truly a Night of the Wild Ones which became the “brand” name for the event.


Denise went on to chair the gala committee in 2013 and 2014.  It was her inspiration to recruit Gordon Coons to create the original work of art that reflected the powerful role of animals in Ojibwe heritage.  In January of this year she became the chair of WRC’s Board of Directors.





Many Thanks to our 2017 Event Committee!

This energized team of volunteers works tirelessly throughout the year to pull off one of the best galas in the Twin Cities.We are so thankful for the donation of their time and the passion they hold for WRC.



Denise Mallery

HONORARY CHAIR                                           
Barbara “Babs” Koch                  
Susan Carlson                                                            
Pat Johnston
Lenny Dayton

Bill Bosch
Pat Burgraff
Kerry D’Amato
Anne Dorsey
Cynthia Erickson
Kay Erickson
Mark Ettinger
John Faricy
Brion Finlay
Darcy Haislet
Jim Hale
Sharon Hale
Kate Johnson
Barbara “Babs” Koch
Joe Kochenderfer
Kendall Larson
Carla Liesch
Helen Lindsay
Kym Majka
Andrea Michaelsen
Craig Oliver
Kristen Oliver
Heather Pallas
Carolyn Smith
Tom Steinke
Chris Strouth

Phil Jenni

Nancy Lindley



A Look Back
Enjoy some of the photos from past years galas.