Sharing the community with our wild neighbors
Please DO NOT Relocate! If you need assistance with nuisance wildlife, please contact a licensed wildlife company. It is not lawful to relocate wildlife in Prince William County and any animals you have trapped and removed will be euthanized. Therefore, we encourage you to seek help in deterring wildlife rather than relocating.
Injured or Sick Wildlife Experts: Who to Call
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Rehab Database: This is a comprehensive list of wildlife rehabilitators statewide. It is accurate and up-to-date. If there is no listing for your city/county, look for a rehabilitator in an adjacent county. Do not call the Department of Wildlife Resources or the Wildlife Helpline. Please remember it is illegal to keep or care for orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife unless you are a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Please be mindful that rehabilitators are private citizens. Telephone calls to rehabilitators should be limited to daytime hours only. The phone numbers listed may not be able to accept text messaging so please call them directly.
Animal Education and Rescue Organization (A.E.R.O.) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned, injured and sick native Virginia wildlife in need of help in order to survive. Their Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (VDWR) licensed wildlife rehabilitators, apprentices, and care providers devote hundreds of hours to restore the wildlife in their care to good health so that they can be released back into the wild. Contact them here.
Wildlife Rescue League: If you have an injured or sick wild animal you believe is in need of human assistance, please call the Wildlife Rescue League at 703.440.0800. One of their volunteers will return your call and give you instructions on how to proceed. Their hotline operates from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. (6 p.m. in winter) every day of the year. If you call after hours, your call will be returned after 8 a.m. the following day.
Wildlife Center of Virginia: A hospital for native wildlife, teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment. If you find a sick or injured wild animal in Virginia, please call the Wildlife Center at 540.942.9453 for advice on the best way to help.