Adopt An Animal

Wild and Free’s Adopt-An-Animal Program gives caring individuals the opportunity to make a monetary donation towards the care and support of a specific animal admitted to our rehabilitation program.

Our Adopt and Animal program is a wonderful way to show your support by assisting in the care of a particular animal. It should be understood that the animals which we are "adopting" out will remain at the Wild and Free facility in the care of our professional rehabilitators until they are ready to be released into the wild.


Animals selected for the program have a favorable chance for release back into the wild. Upon adopting an animal, you will receive a photograph and adoption certificate through the mail. If you choose, you may submit a name for your animal.

We will notify participants of the outcome of their adopted animal and invite them to watch the release of the animal, if possible. While we try to match participants with patients having a good prognosis, we cannot guarantee their recovery. Each animal is an individual and sometimes patients do not respond to treatment as anticipated; some require prolonged hospitalization, additional surgery, or are deemed non-releasable and are humanely euthanized or relocated. Treatment of the animal remains at the discretion of the licensed rehabilitators in the Wild and Free Program.

A “minimum” donation of $100.00 is requested to participate. Interested groups or classrooms may also sponsor an animal. Donations are accepted year-round, however, 80% of our caseload is admitted starting with orphans in the spring and ending with raptor migration in the fall.

Animals for Adoption


American Black Bear

Our first bear cub of the season is a female, weighing in at 8.1lbs at intake! She was found on a highway in Isanti County after being hit by a car and will be in our care through her first winter, if all goes well.

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Big Brown Bats

This season we have 4 Big Browns out of Hibernation, "hanging out" with us until the mosquitoes are out in full force!


Eastern Grey Squirrels

We have over a dozen orphaned squirrels of varying ages! We are going through a lot of Esbilac, seed mixes, cheerios, and crackers!

To participate in the Adopt an Animal program, please download the above form and mail it in to:

Wild and Free

P.O. Box 241

Garrison, MN 56450