Wildlife Rescue

Because a better future for wildlife is a better future for all of us, the Northwoods Wildlife Center strives to help injured and orphaned animals through rescue, rehabilitation, education and research.





For any wildlife-related questions please call us between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at 

(715) 356-7400

If we are unavailable due to caring for the animals, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call.

What We Do

Northwoods Wildlife Center provides the wildlife of the Northwoods with rescue, rehabilitation, and release services, covering roughly 25% of the state. As one of the most established wildlife rehabilitation centers in Northern Wisconsin, we admit 600-700 animals a year in need of medical treatment and care. 

Our wildlife rehabilitators are licensed through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to provide professional care for over 100 species of Wisconsin wildlife.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we receive no government funding.  All funding is provided through our members, sponsorships, and generous donations made by the public.

Support us

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Important Resources

Found an Animal?

Learn What to Do

Co-existing With Wildlife 

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No Wild Pets 

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Become a Volunteer Rescue and Transport Driver

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Become a Wisconsin Licensed Wildlife Rehabber

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Other Ways You Can Support Us 

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Our Team

Licensed Rehabbers 

To learn more about our talented rehabilitation staff visit the link below!



two interns each in protective gear and holding a raccoon.

Interested in interning with us? Learn more about our internship program here. 


Rescue/Transport Drivers

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Learn more about volunteering and how to become a volunteer rescue and transport driver.



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