Our Mission

To assist wildlife in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas through rehabilitation, release to the wild, and public education.

Over the past several decades, local wildlife habitat has been severely depleted and wild animals have had to adapt to living in close proximity with people. This has led to an increase in the number of conflicts between humans and wildlife; each year hundreds of wild animals in Washington, DC are unintentionally harmed by people and the urban environment.

City Wildlife was created in 2008 in response to this growing number of conflicts. It seeks to come to the aid of the animal victims of such conflicts and — through education — help people learn to enjoy and live peacefully with the wild animals who share our city.

City Wildlife’s major programs include:

To see the world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
William Blake

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