Roanoke Wildlife Rescue is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization permitted by the Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.
Through this permitting process, we are able to provide treatment and care for injured, orphaned, diseased and displaced wild mammals and reptiles, as well as the subsequent release of healthy viable animals into appropriate habitats.
Our agency has been providing service to the Roanoke Valley and Southwestern Virginia since 1988. We provide specialized caging and care for mammals that are classified as Rabies Vectors, i.e., raccoons, foxes, skunks, groundhogs, and bats. In addition, we provide care for all other wild mammals found in this area as well as turtles, snakes, frogs, etc.
Animals admitted to our Center are accepted at no charge to the rescuer; however, donations are greatly appreciated as we do not get any outside funding from the state for the service that we provide. We recognize the need for Grants and Corporate Sponsors and are currently seeking knowledgeable qualified people to help us achieve these goals.
The agency has several veterinarians who have offered their services to our facility on an "on call" basis.
Roanoke Wildlife Rescue coordinates its efforts with the Roanoke Valley SPCA, the Salem Animal Shelter, local animal control agencies, conservation officers in all surrounding counties, the Martinsville SPCA, the Danville Humane Society, local veterinarians, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Virginia Tech, as well as the general public.
Our staff consists of licensed rehabilitators, volunteers, and local veterinarians. We are always looking for volunteer staff to assist with animal care. Positions currently available which do not involve working with the animals include: newsletter editor and staff, fund raising, and marketing. All positions in this agency are performed on a volunteer basis. There are no salaries involved.