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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

Start Something New This Fall: Join Us!


Here's your chance to help us rehabilitate adult animals. We have several openings on our year-round Animal Care Crew.


As an Animal Care Crew member you'll clean cages and provide fresh food and water to all our adult patients. You may work with a cardinal, snapping turtle, bat and rabbit all on one shift. It's a great opportunity to learn about a wide number of species.


Because you will be working with rabies vector species, you do need to complete the pre-exposure rabies vaccination. This is a series of three shots given on weeks one, two and four. Walgreen's carries and administers the vaccine. You can even make an appointment online.


Our greatest needs are on Fridays and Sundays, but we do have openings throughout the week. Read more about the opportunity here and then complete our online application if you're interested.


You must be 18 years of age for the Animal Care Crew and able to commit to one regularly scheduled 4-hour shift weekly.


Questions? Drop our Volunteer Services Director Liz Cross an email.




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...

  • 2014-09-01
  • 6:05pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 6:03pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 5:58pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 5:39pmEastern Cottontail
  • 5:16pmWestern Painted Turtle
  • 5:14pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 4:41pmBelted Kingfisher
  • 4:32pmHouse Sparrow
  • 4:03pmEastern Cottontail
  • 3:18pmAmerican Goldfinch
  • 3:08pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 3:04pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 2:40pmEastern Cottontail
  • 2:37pmUnidentified Young Avian
  • 2:33pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 2:25pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 2:22pmWestern Painted Turtle
  • 2:06pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 1:57pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 1:49pmEastern Gray Squirrel (2)
  • 1:46pmEastern Gray Squirrel
  • 1:29pmWhite-footed Mouse
  • 1:20pmEastern Cottontail
  • 1:15pmEastern Cottontail
  • 1:10pmEastern Gray Squirrel

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