Follow these simple steps below when you come across wildlife that may need assistance:
Review our injured wildlife library (below) or call our 24-hour Wildlife Hotline at (763) 489-2223 to determine your next steps. If your questions aren’t answered via the hotline, 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:
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.
Our mission, vision, and values
MISSION: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
VISION: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
VALUES: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.