Found Injured Wildlife?

Contact a local
Wildlife Rehabilitator

For more information contact a WDFW Regional Office


Wildlife Health

From elk hoof disease to white-nose syndrome in bats, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tracks, answers questions about, and seeks to understand and respond to the diseases that affect the health of wildlife of our state. We work to provide information to the public, technical assistance to our partners, and research national and international wildlife health issues that could harm Washington's native wildlife, domestic animals, or people.

In the links below, you'll find information about wildlife health issues and guidelines for your safety.  You can help by reporting wildlife observations of dead, or sick or injured animals. If you have found injured and alive wildlife, you may look up and contact the nearest licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator.

In the event of an immediate public safety issue, wildlife violation, or dangerous animal, please email or call the WDFW Enforcement office, or call 911.

WDFW Enforcement

Avian Influenza

White Nose Syndrome (Bats)

Chronic Wasting Disease


Eartagged Game

Elk Hoof Disease

Environmental Health Concerns

Human Health Concerns

Papillomas (Warts)


Shell Disease of Western Pond Turtles

Tapeworm (Echinococcus  granulosus)

West Nile Virus

Wildlife Rehabilitation