Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Emergency Medical Care for Wildlife

From life-saving surgeries to long-term treatment for lead toxicity, we're one of the oldest and busiest wildlife hospitals in the nation.

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Found a Bat?

If you've found a bat on the ground unable to fly, safely contain it and bring it to us. If it's in your house, we can help you with that, too.

 

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota

Help Grounded Birds

Migrating waterfowl like this Pied-billed Grebe can become stranded on wet pavement (it looks like water from above). A stranded bird should be captured and brought to us.

 

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What to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal

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  1. Injured? Bring it in.

    • Safely contain the animal (click here for tips)
    • Bring directly to the center. We are open daily, hours listed below, including holidays.
    • If animal has flies, ants or small worms crawling on it, please bring it to us. No need to call first.
  2. Suspected Orphan? Call us before picking up animal: 651-486-9453.

    • If animal is in a safe location, please leave it where it is and wait for a return call.
    • If animal is in the street, please note the exact location it was found, look for parents, then contain it in a box and call us.
    • If orphaned animal is a lone duckling, or a group of them, wandering without mom, just bring them in. No need to call first. Please keep them dry - no water for them to swim in!
    • (More tips on orphaned animal situations here).

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Drop us a note (status@wrcmn.org) with the person's name who admitted it, the approximate date and the species.
We'll get back to you within 7-10 days.

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