Serving the community of orphaned and injured wildlife, the community of citizens bringing animals to our attention, and the community of wildlife rehabilitators seeking education and support.
History of Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release
Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release, Inc. was created in 1994 by group of wildlife rehabilitators who saw the need to create an organization to handle the intake and distribution of the wild animals that the Animal Humane Society (AHS) in Golden Valley, Minnesota had been taking in for over 30 years. From 2002 to 2015 WRR helped directly support the care of thousands of wild animals annually admitted to AHS’ wildlife exam room through financial support, rehabilitator placement, rescue, and expertise. After AHS discontinued their wildlife program, WRR refocused our mission on support to independent wildlife rehabilitators through trainings and education, support programs such as Formula and Veterinary Reimbursement, distributing supplies; and community outreach and orphan prevention education. WRR continues to this day to recruit and train new rehabilitators, support existing rehabilitators, and educate the public about wildlife rehabilitation.