City Wildlife’s Rehabilitation Center opened in July 2013 to provide emergency and critical care to the District’s native wildlife. Since we opened, we have treated more than 6,200 animals, representing more than 90 different species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
City Wildlife is committed to excellence. In March 2014, City Wildlife received the 2013 Wildlife Advocacy/Rescue/Rehab Award, presented by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Animal Services Committee.
We are open every day of the year from 9am to 5pm.
Starting in 2018, if you bring an animal to the Center, you’ll be able to enjoy live stream video of our animals in care thanks to funding by a Special Projects Grant from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Although we are not currently able to accept deer or rabies vector species (raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks, coyotes), we hope to be able to do so in the future.
Please note, all of the animals at City Wildlife are sick, injured, or orphaned, and any degree of human contact is stressful and negatively affects their chances for recovery. For this reason, we do not offer tours and have no animals on display. Every Valentine’s Day, we have an open house at the center. Check back with us in January for details about the 2018 open house.