Check out our new hours. Most DCHS and Wildlife Center services are by appointment only, including reuniting lost animals, surrendering a pet, wildlife rehabilitation, and more. Adoption visits are first-come, first-served. We recommend checking our current waitlist prior to your visit.

Apr 1, 2020

Wildlife Center Procedures during COVID-19

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Please call ahead if you think you have found wildlife that needs help.

Due to an unexpected dramatic increase in wild patients, combined with staffing restrictions due to COVID-19, the Wildlife Center is regrettably not currently able to take in any additional mammal patients at this time. This will allow us to continue to provide quality care to our current hospital patients. We are also unable to return phone calls regarding mammal species. We will continue to be able to provide care for native bird species, reptiles and amphibians.

If you need additional assistance with a wild mammal, please contact the DNR Call Center at 1-888-936-7463.

For the safety of all involved, we have made some changes to the animal admission process in order to better maintain recommended social distancing. Please follow the steps here to learn how we can help. Procedures have been updated for COVID-19.

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However Long It Takes

It took Cannoli 269 days to find his new home. It's thanks to the incredible support of our generous community that DCHS could provide Cannoli with healing, shelter, and care until then.

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Dec 6th, 2022

So Many Ways to Support DCHS

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Dec 2nd, 2022

You Made Our Hearts Soar This #GivingTuesday

We are blown away by your gratitude this #GivingTuesday. Together, we raised over $108,000 for pets, barnyard animals, and wildlife in our community!

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From Rough Past to New Beginning Thanks to You

Thanks to your generous support, DCHS can address immediate dental and medical issues for animals like Eddie.

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You Helped This Green Heron Soar

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Nov 26th, 2022

Helping Puppies Be Their Goofy Selves

When puppies like Zak become sick, DCHS can quickly diagnose and treat them thanks to generous supporters like you.

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