We’re fortunate to live in such an amazing neighborhood that includes the Chesapeake Bay, Lynnhaven River, Pleasure House Point & First Landing State Park!
As most of you know, we share this area with a lot of wildlife.
Sometimes our local feathered, finned and furred friends need a little help.
Here’s what you can do.
Virginia Law sez:
Please remember it is illegal to keep or care for orphaned, sick or injured wildlife unless you are a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries website has a searchable data base of Licensed Wildlife Rehabbers including phone numbers. Start here for Virginia Beach.
More resources include:
Aside from having an outstanding core group of wildlife volunteers, The Virginia Beach SPCA boasts its very own Wildlife Treatment Room onsite at the shelter. We are very proud to be one of only a handful of shelters nationwide that have a dedicated room just for wildlife care.
WRI, Hampton Roads oldest Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization, was formed in 1992 by a group of licensed rehabilitators, veterinarians, and other concerned citizens in response to the increasing numbers of wildlife in need of assistance and the lack of people trained and funded to help them.
Hello and thanks for stopping by. Here is a little about me and what we are doing.
We have been rehabbing for about 19 years now. We are doing this primarily due to the loss of habitat due to destruction of wilderness.
Marine mammals and sea turtles spend their lives in the ocean, allowing only brief glimpses into their intriguing world. Unfortunately, these amazing creatures sometimes end up on our beaches, sick, injured, or dead, or become entrapped and unable to return to their natural habitats. These events are known as “strandings.”