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Wildlife Rescue

Domesticated animals aren't the only animals on the planet in need of support.
Broaden your horizons by getting more information about the various wildlife organizations in your area. Take your love of animals beyond the family room and into the forest.

Raptor Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1920 Fitch Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108


Email: raptor@umn.edu

Web Site: www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu

Established in 1974, The Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. In addition to treating approximately 800 birds a year, the internationally known program reaches more than 240,000 people each year through public education programs and events, provides training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, and identifies emerging issues related to raptor health and populations. The majority of its funding comes from private donations.

Wildcat Sanctuary
PO Box 314
Sandstone, MN 55072


Email: cat@wildcatsanctuary.org

Web Site: www.wildcatsanctuary.org

The Wildcat Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill sanctuary, committed to providing permanent homes for captive wildcats. We're funded by public contributions and receive no state or federal funding. We are the only accredited big cat sanctuary in the upper Midwest and are accredited by both American Sanctuary Association (ASA) and The Association of Sanctuaries (TAOS). Being accredited means TWS meets strict standards of care and safety. Many organizations veil themselves as sanctuaries, when in fact, they breed and sell for profit. These facilities focus on profit and the animal's welfare is secondary. At TWS, there is no breeding, selling or exhibiting. We simply provide a safe haven for the wild at heart.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota
2530 Dale St. N.
Roseville, MN 55113


Email: info@wrcmn.org

Web Site: www.wrcmn.org

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) is an emergency hospital and clinic that provides free medical care for more than 170 different species of injured and orphaned wild animals. WRC also provides education for other rehabbers and for people to learn about the environment and respect for wild animals. It was established in 1979 by a group of veterinary students at the University of Minnesota, and today is an independent, non-profit organization funded entirely by support from people, like you, who care about the environment and the wild animals in our midst. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is one of the largest of its kind in the nation and treats 75% of wildlife rehabilitated in Minnesota. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the primary resource in Minnesota for veterinarians, conservation and animal control officers, police departments and the public. We operate under licenses from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. We are located in Roseville next to the Harriet Alexander Nature Center. The center has a staff of 14 and over 400 volunteers that care for, rehabilitate and release wildlife. The WRC treats over 8,000 injured and orphaned wildlife each year.

Wildlife Science Center
5463 West Broadway
Forest Lake, MN 55025


Email: wscinfo@wildlifesciencecenter.org

Web Site: www.wildlifesciencecenter.org

The Wildlife Science Center is a nationally recognized education and research facility. It is an independent nonprofit organization that is currently located on the grounds of the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area in Forest Lake, MN, an expansive natural habitat just 40 minutes from downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. The Center's mission is: to serve as an educational resource for all ages by providing exposure to wild animals and the body of knowledge generated for their conservation.; To advance understanding of wild animal biology through long-term, humane scientific studies on captive populations thus contributing to species conservation and maintenance in the wild and in captivity; and To provide unique scientific and technical training for wildlife agencies, educational institutions and conservation agencies. The Wildlife Science Center is an independent non-profit organization established in 1991 after a 15-year history as a federally-funded wolf research center, the "Wolf Project." When the federal funds ended, some of the existing staff chose to assume financial responsibility for the 30+ wolves living here at the time. Staff increased in number, and the diversity of the animal collection expanded to include black bears, raptors, bobcats, gray fox, red wolves, and Mexican gray wolves. After significant capital improvements, WSC opened its doors to the public for educational programs in 1994. Since then, WSC has seen its annual audience grow from several hundred to over 25,000.

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