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-8pm Mon. - Fri.

9am-6pm Sat. - Sun.





WRC's Annual Gala Night of the Wild Ones - "Vive LesAnimaux"

Thank You All for a Wonderful 2016 Gala!




Here are wonderful photos from the gala courtesy of Witchell: Studio and Location Photography.



SAVE THE DATE FOR 2017: Saturday, August 12




WRC wishes to give a heart-felt thanks to the many people, organizations and businesses who supported our 2016 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 2016 Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor
Babs Koch    
Gold Sponsors
Kerry D’Amato
Alan and Susan Carlson

Faricy Law Firm
Roger and Carolyn O'Shaunessy

Walt and Clara Uleland

Silver Sponsors
Alive Risk

Pat and Christee Donovan (in honor of Kerry D'Amato)

Ted Erickson

Halunen Law

Dan and Helen Lindsay

Denise and Ryan Mallery

Marquette Financial Companies

Otten Bros.

Trust Point, Inc.

Paige Winebarger 

Bronze Sponsors
John and Ashley Anderson

Lenny and Beth Dayton

Ned and Sherry Ann Dayton
Aram Desteian and Aja Tashjian

Rick and Carmen Diamond
Steven and Cynthia Erickson

Brion Finlay

Jim and Sharon Hale

Phil Jenni 
Nancy and Clarkson Lindley

Jay and Jenny Mutschler

Harry and Ginny Sweatt

Kirt and Nicole Woodhouse

Patron Sponsors

Kate Johnson

Derek and Tracey Vandenburgh



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




More than 300 guests enjoyed a perfect summer evening at the 14th annual Night of the Wild Ones on August 13. 


Nearly 6 inches of rain in the previous two days flooded the grass in the tent but failed to dampen the spirits of the party-goers.  In fact, liberated perhaps by the fun theme, a replica of the Eiffel Tower and the wet grounds, guests kicked off their shoes and spent nearly $80,000 during the evening, most ($47,000) on the terrific live auction which featured trips around the world from Paris to Bequia to the Galapagos. 

Thanks to our record 31 sponsors who contributed more than $80,000.  The event was our best ever and grossed nearly $170,000.




WRC is proud to honor Kerry D’Amato in recognition of her efforts on behalf of WRC and other animal welfare causes. (Kerry, shown below, with WRC Executive Director Phil Jenni, promoting the gala's Fund-a-Need species: Red Fox.)


Many Thanks to our 2016 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.




Kerry D'Amato


HONORARY CHAIRS                           
Barbara “Babs” Koch
Zita Hawley Wright


Susan Carlson        
Denise Mallery

Kate Johnson                          
Pat Johnston

Lenny Dayton


John Anderson
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
Barbara “Babs” Koch
Joe Kochenderfer

Kendall Larson

Carla Liesch
Helen Lindsay

Kim Majka

Andrea Michaelsen
Craig Oliver

Heather Pallas
Linley Richter
Tom Steinke
Kathy Winter



Phil Jenni

Nancy Lindley



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