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Wildlife Rehabilitation Training Classes

Want to get started in wildlife rehabilitation or need continuing education credits? We offer a wide range of classes from online to onsite

Become a Member

Join WRI and make a difference in the lives of wildlife. Members are eligible for board and committee positions or can help out at the Center once a month.

The Center

View the progress of the Wildlife Response and Rehabilitation Center located in Virginia Beach.

Volunteer Opportunities

Want To make a difference helping wildlife? We have many volunteer opportunities for skill levels from administrative to manual labor, from special events to once a month tasks. If you do not see one that fits your needs, let us know and we can create an opportunity.

Questions about Wildlife?

We offer information about local wildlife and initial screenings, as well as rescue and transport tips.

WRI Hotline

Need Wildlife Assistance? Give us a Call at 757-543-7000


Checkout the items we need to help keep the rehabilitation efforts moving. Every little bit counts!

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Wildlife Response, Inc. is a distinctive 501c3 volunteer organization devoted solely to the care of orphaned, injured, and displaced native wildlife. We are dedicated to increasing awareness of wildlife rehabilitation to the public. Our organization depends primarily upon the private donations for its programs and services.  

The Wildlife Response and Rehabilitation Center will be a centrally located facility where citizens, animal control officers and other agencies can drop off wildlife. In addition, the Center will provide a redistribution center for animals to be triaged, and then sent to permitted-based wildlife rehabilitators for care. The Center is expected to open in 2018.


Supplies and Food

RaccoonWant to help in other ways? Look around your house and garage. Ask your family and friends to help. You may have something you don't want that could help us greatly. Your donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.


  • Puppy and High Protein Dog Chow (Nutro or other quality brand)
  • KMR/Esbilac
  • Baby Food in Jars
  • Fruits and Vegetables- fresh and frozen
  • Unsalted Raw Peanuts, Walnuts, Pecans
  • Sunflower seed
  • Wild Bird Seed
  • Cracked Corn
  • Whole or cut up Chicken-raw
  • Gift Certificates to pet stores for supplies
  • Gift Certificates to local Grocery stores
  • Gift Certificates to Fox Valley Animal Nutrition for specialized formulas


Cleaning SuppliesBirds Feeding

  • Liquid anti-bacterial hand soap
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Brooms
  • Scrub brushes
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels


Treatment Supplies

  • Heating pads w/o automatic shut-off
  • Large Aquarium tanks with tops
  • Vita-lite (full spectrum) fixtures and bulbs
  • Pet carriers (plastic air kennels) –all sizes
  • Live traps (havaheart) – various sizes
  • Heavy, stoneware animal bowls
  • Large Metal cages-bunny, ferret, parrot, etc.


Medical Supplies

  • Medical scales
  • Latex and Nitrile surgical gloves-Med and Large
  • O-Ring Syringes – assorted sizes
  • Lactated Ringers, Sterile Saline, Normasol-R
  • Bandaging materials: cotton wrap, sterile gauze pads, rolled gauze, Vet Wrap
  • Capstar (less than 25#) and Advantage (large dog size) 


Rescue and Transportation Supplies

  • Large, strong nets
  • Hand warmers (type found in camping and hunting supply stores)
  • Blankets or sheets
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Canoe and paddles (for water rescues)


 Building Materials

  • Lumber of all kinds-plywood, 2x4’s, posts, 4x8’s, etc.
  • Hardware cloth in ½ inch and 1 inch sizes
  • Wire – 1 inch by 3 inch
  • Chain Link (6’ Tall)
  • Paint (latex – white) 


Office Supplies

  • Paper – copy, legal sized, card stock
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Storage containers of all sizes
  • New batteries or rechargeable with charger 

All supplies can be sent to P.O. Box 61858 Virginia Beach, VA 23466


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