While the goal of wildlife rehabilitation is to restore wild animals to health and release them back into their natural habitats, it takes incredible efforts from many invested people to reach that goal. From the individual who cared enough to stop and find help for an injured wild animal, to volunteer transporters, wildlife rehabilitators, veterinarians who provide medical assistance, and more – it truly “takes a village” to help a wild animal in need. Learn more about the entire wildlife rehabilitation process that takes place at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a hospital for wildlife that treats more than 3,000 wild animals each year.
Join us for Untamed Unfiltered to take a deeper look inside each episode with some of the Center's Untamed producers and special guests. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with front-desk coordinator Connor Gillespie, director of veterinary services Dr. Karra Pierce, and development team leader Kayla Cline to discuss how it "takes a village" to care for wildlife.
- Learn more about Bald Eagle #20-0172 and see its return to the wild thanks to Lidia and her family
Learn more about how to rescue and transport wildlife in need through the Wildlife Care Academy's "Introduction to Rescue, Handling, and Transport of Wildlife" class. In Virginia? Sign up to be a volunteer wildlife transporter with the Wildlife Center!
Interested in getting started in the world of wildlife rehabilitation? Check out our free orientation with the Wildlife Care Academy, then sign up for courses!
Volunteer with the Wildlife Center of Virginia -- in addition to our dedicated transporters around the state, we have opportunities on-site in the veterinary and outreach departments. Interested in a more in-depth hands-on opportunity? Learn more about the Center's externship training programs here.
Feeling crafty? The Center has a list of special supplies that are hand-crafted. Tail guards, crate covers, reptariums, and more!
Donate! Your contribution will help provide life-saving emergency medical care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals.
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