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Dec 26, 2017

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRC) provides quality medical care and rehabilitation for all injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals, and shares its knowledge with the people who care about them.

WRC was founded at the University of Minnesota in 1979 as a student club of the Veterinary College. From those humble beginnings of just a few dozen animals a year, the WRC has grown into one of the nation's busiest wildlife hospitals, admitting more than 14,000 patients annually.

A year-round staff of just 14 people, nine of which are medical professionals, keeps WRC's budget focused on providing care to its patients. During the summer, WRC adds five to six seasonal staff to run its three nurseries (Avian, Mammal, and Waterfowl.)

Phil Jenni, Executive Director
Jan 02, 2018

Duke Pieper was an elite hockey player at a young age. As a freshman at Hill-Murray High School, he made the varsity of the then-defending state champion Pioneers. Before his first game, he suffered from a brain lesion that altered his life. Given a 5 percent chance to live, Pieper overcame multiple surgeries, paralysis, and nerve damage. In place of his dreams of hockey stardom, Pieper found illness, surgery, infection, paralysis, months of hospitalization, and lingering disability. And yet, by his own admission, Pieper has emerged a better, bigger person.

Duke Pieper, teen hockey player with brain disease
Jan 09, 2018
Jan 18, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Feb 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Mar 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Apr 19, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
May 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Jun 21, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM