Our intake center is open Spring until Early Fall (Mar/Ap-Sept/Oct)

10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Saturday

809 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley (in the Brunswick Basin)

Intake Center Phone: 530-477-5774


Disease & Prevention by Bev Myers:

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Held at the Intake Center

We are always available to help, even when the intake center is closed:

  • If our intake center is closed, please do not leave wildlife at our door.
  • Call our 24/7 phone hotline: 530-423-5522.
  • We can offer temporary care information and refer you to someone who can help.

If you find an injured or orphaned bat: Call NorCal Bats at 530-902-1918

Temporary Wildlife Care and Transport Instructions:

  1. Minimize handling of the animal. If possible, pick-up animal with cloth or paper towel and place in box lined with soft cloth (old t-shirt material) or tissue (for babies), paper towel or newspaper (adults).
  2. Keep warm and in a quiet space.
  3. Do not provide food or water (exceptions: see hummingbird care or temporary/emergency baby bird care below).
  4. Place the animal in a disposable container (best if no larger than twice the animal’s size) and secure the lid with tape.

Hummingbird Care:

  1. Hummingbirds eat about every 15 minutes.
  2. A hummer will drink out of a medicine dropper or shallow bottle cap on its own.
  3. Do NOT get nectar on feathers!
  4. Nectar “emergency” solution: 3 parts water, 1 part sugar (dissolve sugar in boiling water and cool).
  5. Gently slip dropper over the tip of the beak (beak tip inside dropper) or allow bird to drink from bottle cap.
  6. This is an emergency food only, not for long-term!

Finders who are unable to bring us a baby bird immediately:


Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release

wildlife rehabilitation, and release, wildlife rescue - Red Tail Hawk Release with Beth and Laurel 2

Since 1985, Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release (WR&R) has provided a valuable service by caring for injured and orphaned wildlife within Nevada County and the surrounding the foothills.

About Us

WR&R is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Each year our team returns to the wild over 100 different species of native wildlife, including mammals, bats, songbirds, and raptors.

As a non-profit, we are completely funded by our volunteers and from generous individuals such as yourself. If you would like to contribute to our cause, we thank you wholeheartedly.

Get Involved

We are seeking those with a big heart and love of wildlife. WR&R is needing volunteers to keep up with the needs of our local wildlife. A little of your time goes a long way!

If you are interested in helping but aren’t sure how, please contact us (click on the link) or by calling 530-432-5522.

If you would like to become a supporting member, please check out our Support Us page. All members are invited to sign up for the monthly electronic newsletter. Some of our members donate monetarily; others prefer to donate household items. Please take a look at our wish list to help us give our animal friends a second chance at life.