Animals are admitted at the Wildlife Center by appointment only. Please call us at (608) 287-3235 or (608) 838-0413 ext. 151 before coming in to discuss the situation, and if necessary, schedule an appointment.

If you do not reach us, please leave a message with your name, phone number and a detailed description of the situation. We will return your call as quickly as we are able.

While you wait for us to return your call, please keep the animal in a quiet location and do not feed the animal, and if you are able, please send us an email or text (608) 960-8328 a photo of the animal to help us better assess the age and condition.

DCHS's Wildlife Center Location & Hours


5132 Voges Road
Madison, WI 53718

Located in the red building to the left of the Main Shelter building.

(608) 287-3235



Summer Hours (April 15 - October 15)

8 am - 8 pm daily

Winter Hours (October 16 - April 14)

10 am - 5 pm daily