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Injured or orphaned wildlife

Follow these simple steps below when you come across wildlife that may need assistance:

Review our injured wildlife library (below) to determine your next steps. If you you need further assistance, please contact a wildlife technician at (763) 489-2223.

Injured and orphaned wild animals can be brought to our Golden Valley site during the following times:

  • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

No appointment is needed for dropping off wildlife.

Upon arrival, all incoming wildlife animals receive an examination by a Wildlife technician. Injured wildlife are evaluated and treated. Once stabilized, the animal is sent to a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources licensed wildlife rehabilitator for further care and treatment until they can be successfully released back into the wild. Animals with serious injuries that can’t be successfully reintroduced to the wild are humanely euthanized to ease their suffering. Orphaned wildlife are placed with wildlife rehabilitators trained to give proper care and provide appropriate diets until the animals are old enough to be released.

Injured wildlife library