The Animal Rescue League (ARL) Wildlife Center is a fully licensed wildlife rehabilitation clinic. We specialize in the care and treatment of injured, orphaned, and ill native Pennsylvanian wildlife. All animals are admitted to our clinic with the goal of releasing them back into the wild as healthy individuals.
If you have found an injured animal, please wear gloves and place it in a box. Check out our Wildlife Center FAQ to determine the next best step. Please, DO NOT HANDLE the animal or try to feed it. Many foods, including milk and bread can make animals extremely ill! Handling wildlife is very stressful for them and they can pass serious diseases onto you and your family.
Our staff has over 17 years of combined rehabilitation experience with wildlife. We are licensed through the Pennsylvania Game Commission, USDA, and US Fish and Wildlife Services. Our clinic admits over 2000 animals every year and maintains a release rate near 65% percent; nearly twice the national average!
Animal Rescue League Wildlife Center 6000 Verona Road – Verona, Pennsylvania 15147 Phone: 412-345-7300 x500 Director: Jill Argall - email@example.com
Click here for directions to our facility.
Hours of admission vary by season. Call us at 412-345-7300 x500 for more information.
Please note: If you find injured or orphaned wildlife outside of our regular hours, do not attempt to care for it yourself. Place the animal in a carrier in our drop off box outside of the main entrance to the Wildlife Center building.
Animals admitted in 2013 - 2,746
Release Sites Needed
The Wildlife Center staff releases many animals each year. Nearly all of these releases take place on privately owned land and we are always looking for new release sites.
For rehabilitation to be deemed successful, released animals must be able to survive on their own and be an integral part of their species’ population, recognize and obtain natural foods, select mates of their own species to reproduce, and respond appropriately to potential dangers such people, cars, dogs and natural predators.
Sometimes it is important to release animals back to their own territory, but other times it is not essential. Staff will consider an animal’s individual case and make this determination at the time of release. In each case, it is important to know where the animal was found and what the circumstances of the injury were at its time of admittance.
The Wildlife Center is always looking for safe places to release hand-raised orphans and injured adults. These release sites need to be privately owned land. Release sites do not always need to include dozens of acres and do not have to be strictly rural. We are seeking release sites within 20 miles of Verona, PA. Please note: for the safety of all animals involved, we cannot consider sites frequented by free-roaming cats.
If you would like for your land to be considered for a Release Site, please contact us.
The Wildlife Center can release rehabilitated Birds of Prey at your next function for a donation of $150. Staff performed releases can make your event memorable! Interested parties should contact the staff at 412-345-7300 ext. 500 for more information.
Staff and animal availability, time of year, time of day, habitat, and location must be considered by staff before confirmation.
Fur for the Animals
The ARL Wildlife Center is thrilled to partner with Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, in a new endeavor that aims to make use of reclaimed fur clothing. Fur for the Animals is a donation drive to collect coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur for use at wildlife rescue rehabilitation centers across the country. Facilities like the Animal Rescue League will use the items to provide familiar comfort, warmth, and bedding to injured, young, and sick wildlife in our care. The drive will run the first day of spring (March 20, 2014) to May 30, 2014.
According to Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA, “Animal trapping and fur farming are not only barbaric to animals but also are horrifying public safety and environmental issues. One of our key organizational campaigns is to reduce the supply, demand, and social acceptance of fur and end the cruelest forms of trapping in America. Our ‘Fur for the Animals’ drive offers a simple solution to the compassionate question Born Free USA often receives: “what can I do with this old fur?” Consumers and retailers across the globe are going fur-free and we applaud each and every one of them!”
Donations for Born Free USA’s “Fur For The Animals” drive can be dropped off in person (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) or shipped to: Born Free USA, 2300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, or, Born Free USA, 1220 H Street, Suite 103, Sacramento, CA 95820. For more information, click here to visit Born Free USA’s website.