Animal Acceptance Policy

Willowbrook Wildlife Center treats injured, ill and orphaned wildlife native to DuPage County, including eastern chipmunks, eastern cottontails, mink, muskrats, opossums, gray and fox squirrels, woodchucks, small rodents, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, weasels, songbirds, birds of prey, waterfowl, migratory birds, turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders, and toads.

The center helps agencies and rescuers find licensed rehabilitators for animals it does not accept, including those found outside of DuPage County, and offers nest boxes for healthy squirrels and raccoons.

It accepts native mammals and birds raised as pets and will attempt to reverse any taming. If efforts are unsuccessful and the center cannot find an appropriate permanent home or the animal is unable to survive back in the wild, it will humanely euthanize them.

do not acceptnonnativebirds