City Wildlife is the only wildlife rehabilitation organization in DC, welcoming between 1,500 and 2,000 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals through its doors each year. Many are delivered by DC Animal Care and Control, but over half — birds, turtles, rabbits, possums — are brought in by the kind people who find them and want to help. At its fully equipped Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, a licensed wildlife veterinarian oversees the animals’ care, assisted by staff technicians and some 50 volunteers, with the goal of returning the animals to the wild. City Wildlife also serves as a critical resource to anyone hoping humanely to resolve conflicts with wild animals (like squirrels in the attic), and it runs volunteer science projects (Lights Out DC and Duck Watch) to directly assist wildlife in the field. Your investment supports biodiversity, protects species … and saves lives.

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Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for City Wildlife is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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