Fox Valley Wildlife Center

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We are continuing to provide our essential service to the wildlife in our community, but we are taking additional precautions to keep all of us safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are planning to bring us an injured or orphaned wild animal, we are deferring to email as our preferred method of contact so that staff can monitor both from the facility and from home. Please email us at with any questions or to set up a drop-off time. Once you arrive at our facility, we ask that you remain in your car and call us at (630) 365-3800 so that a staff member can come out and collect the animal. If possible, keep the animal in a disposable container that you do not want back.

At this time, monetary donations via our PayPal are greatly appreciated, but supply donations are not urgently needed.

As a reminder, we do not provide any trapping or removal services, and we do not have the staff or volunteer power to go off-site to perform rescues.

Public education programs are cancelled until further notice.

We appreciate your patience as our limited staff continues to work hard to provide the high-quality care that we are known for.

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Fox Valley Wildlife Center is a wildlife hospital serving the needs of orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife from Kane county and surrounding areas. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies solely on private donations.

Found a wild animal?

If you have found an animal that you believe requires assistance, please visit I Found an Animal for more information. You may call us at (630) 365-3800 during business hours or visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to find a rehabilitator near you.

FVWC Sign Elburn Forest Preserve

Wildlife Rehab and Donation Drop Off:
Fox Valley Wildlife Center
Elburn Forest Preserve
45W061 Highway 38
Elburn, Illinois 60119

Mailing Address:
Fox Valley Wildlife Center
c/o Anderson Animal Shelter
Attn: Ashley Kendall
1000 South La Fox Street
South Elgin, Illinois 60177

We are not open to the public, but are available every day to care for wildlife in need.

Hours: 8am – 4pm

Open 7 days a week.

Reach us at: (630) 365-3800 or

We are located approximately 1 mile west of route 47 inside the Elburn Forest Preserve.

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