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Organizations across the state are working to diagnose the threats faced by Virginia’s wildlife, conserve their habitat, conduct research, educate the public, rehabilitate orphaned, injured or ill animals and protect vulnerable species. This list takes a look at some of the top wildlife centers in the state, where you can turn to for help and advice regarding rescued, displaced or injured animals.

Richmond Wildlife Center

Richmond Wildlife Center

The Richmond Wildlife Center is an arm of the Animal Services of Richmond charity in the Greater Richmond area. It offers not only rehabilitative and medical care to sick and injured animals rescued in the wild, it also offers aid to in-home rehabilitators in the...

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

The SVW of Roanoke rehabilitates wildlife and educates the public in the Roanoke region. It is licensed by the state and federal governments, and its directors are members of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and the National Wildlife Rehabilitators...

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center works to rescue and rehabilitate over 2000 mammals, reptiles and birds each year. It also runs education and outreach programs to increase awareness about Virginia’s native species and the need for conservation, with the additional goal...

Wildlife Rescue League

Wildlife Rescue League

The Wildlife Rescue League is a non-profit organization servicing Northern Virginia, dedicated to caring for injured, sick and orphaned animals and rehabilitating them. The organization has licensed rehabilitators who work with other animal shelters, wildlife...

The Wildlife Center of Virginia

The Wildlife Center of Virginia

The award-winning Wildlife Center of Virginia is a hospital for native Virginian wildlife. It offers healthcare to native wildlife and handles emergencies. Founded in 1982, the center has treated over 70,000 wild animals including birds, reptiles, mammals and...

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These organizations are also working for the conservation and protection of Virginia’s wildlife: