Resource Center: Helpful Pet Links

Wildlife Facilities

Organizations for wild animals such as deer, raccoons, geese, raptors, birds, wild rabbits etc.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center

Glen Ellyn, IL.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center at the Willowbrook Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn is a native wildlife rehabilitation facility that provides care and medical treatment to injured and orphaned wild animals. It also has a visitor’s center, outside exhibits, and a nature trail.  It also serves as a resource to teach DuPage County's residents about living in harmony with local wildlife.

If you find a wild animal exhibiting signs it needs help, get the information you need to assess its condition at their wildlife rescue advice page. Determine if it needs help, and then take action.

Before you make a drive to Willowbrook, call them at the number below.  Their animal admittance area is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. –5:30 p.m. and weekends 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are closed on select holidays. 


Telephone: 630-942-6200

Anderson Humane Fox Valley Wildlife Center

In March of 2020, Anderson Animal Shelter merged with Fox Valley Wildlife Center, Kane County’s largest wildlife rehabilitation and education programming provider. For nearly 20 years, Fox Valley Wildlife Center’s expert staff and passionate and committed volunteers have worked hard to save the lives of thousands of orphaned and injured wild animals, providing second chances for over 3,000 wild animals each year.

Telephone: 847-697-2880 x25

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

There are many wildlife rehabilitators across the state who have permits from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to care for wildlife.  A wildlife rehabilitator may be able to help you if you have found a sick, injured, or orphaned wild animal or bird. Keep in mind that these individuals may not have the resources or facilities needed to help all wildlife species.

The link below will take you to a list of wildlife rehabilitators across the state with IDNR permits. Pay attention to the permit number with each name to see what kinds of wildlife each individual is permitted to rehabilitate.

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM)


Chicago Bird Collision Monitors (CBCM) is a volunteer conservation project dedicated to the protection of migratory birds through rescue, advocacy, and outreach.  CBCM works to protect and recover migratory birds that are killed and injured in the downtown Chicago area each spring and fall migration.  CBCM provides information on how to handle an injured or orphaned baby bird.  Call the CBCM to arrange help for injured, sick or orphaned birds. 


Telephone: 773-988-1867   (accepts calls only - no text)


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