Help us celebrate Wildlife Rescue League's 40th anniversary with a party!!

A fundraising event for Wildlife Rescue League

Event Information

12:01am Monday, September 04, 2023 to 11:55pm Saturday, September 23, 2023


We had so much fun last year at Critter Carnival that we’re doing it again!  WRL will have our online fundraiser from September 17th through October 5th, then culminate in an in-person party October 6th, 2024 from 1:00-3:30 PM celebrating WRL’s 45th ANNIVERSARY! We will again have wine, food, raffles, raptors and more! Please join us for CRITTER CARNIVAL! Our fundraising goal is $15,000.


It’s hard to believe that WRL has been in existence for 45 years!  Going from less than a dozen rehabilitators, we now have over thirty rehabilitators and apprentices taking wildlife from all over Northern Virginia.  Going from rehabilitators answering their own calls while trying to feed animals, our helpline now responds to over 4000 calls a year, providing advice, referrals and resources to callers from around the state and beyond. Going from rehabilitators picking up wildlife from the public, our transporters now drive thousands of miles each year, bringing wildlife from veterinarians and shelters to rehabilitators.


When WRL began, rehabilitators paid for their own supplies and medical expenses. Now, WRL budgets over $30,000 for food, formula, cages, treatment medications, prophylactic medications given to mammals prior to release such as rabies and distemper, as well as partial reimbursement for vet visits.  WRL also helps pay for prophylactic rabies shots and titers for those rehabilitators, apprentices and care providers who work with skunks, raccoons, foxes, bats and groundhogs.

WRL needs your help to continue providing this level of support to our rehabilitators.  Please help us help them!

Tickets for the event and the raffle are available for purchase under the registration button. Raffle prizes include a raptor presentation worth $300, *.


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