How to find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator

If you have found a wild animal in need of care, call a rehabilitator as soon as possible and follow their instructions.

Do not attempt to treat or raise a wild animal yourself – it’s illegal. Wildlife species differ widely in terms of their capture, care and handling requirements. If you are not properly trained, you could make an animal’s situation worse or kill it. If kept improperly, animals may lose their natural fear of humans and become more vulnerable to predation or injury. Euthanasia is often the only option for wild animals that become habituated to humans.

Things to remember when contacting a rehabilitator

Please keep the following points in mind when you contact a wildlife rehabilitator:

  • Make sure the person you contact has a wildlife rehabilitation permit. Those who are not properly trained and permitted often do more harm than good and it is illegal to rehabilitate wildlife without a permit.
  • Wildlife rehabilitators are volunteers. Most pay expenses out of their own pockets. Typically, their finances and time are limited and the demand is great. Many rehabilitators have their facilities at home and are not on call 24 hours a day.
  • Wildlife rehabilitators are limited by their state and federal permits as to how many and what species of animals they may admit to their facility.
  • Most wildlife rehabilitators are unable to provide services to pick up wildlife.
  • You may not be able to reach a wildlife rehabilitator immediately especially during spring and summer when they are swamped. You may be able to find a veterinary clinic willing to give immediate care, but many veterinarians are not comfortable treating wildlife.
  • You may also visit Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association’s web page at https://www.wwrawildlife.org/injured-wildlife-help for a map of permitted Washington State wildlife rehabilitators.

Please do not kidnap baby animals! Many young animals removed from the wild by well-intentioned people do not need to be “rescued” at all. See when not to “rescue” a wild animal.

Find a rehabilitator

Wildlife rehabilitators in Benton county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Blue Mountain Wildlife Benton City

Benton City, WA 99320
United States

541-278-0215 Birds of prey; some waterfowl
Prosser Animal Clinic

PO Box 231
Prosser, WA 99350
United States

509-786-1393 STABILIZING CARE ONLY Birds
Wildlife rehabilitators in Clark county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Squirrel Refuge

Vancouver, WA 98668
United States

360-836-0955 Small mammals only; no raccoons
Wildlife rehabilitators in Ferry county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Kettle River Raptor Center

Kettle Falls, WA 99141
United States

509-738-2760 509-675-2760 Birds of prey only
Wildlife rehabilitators in Grays Harbor county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
The Friends of Slim Pickens Wildlife Rescue

2943 E Hoquiam Rd
Hoquiam, WA 98550
United States

Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00 360-532-5912 Sat-Sun 10:00-5:00 360-581-4818 Birds, some small mammals; no raccoons
Twin Harbors Wildlife Center

4 Old Beacon Rd
Montesano, WA 98563
United States

360-249-4840 Birds of prey; other birds; some small mammals; no raccoons
Wildlife rehabilitators in Island county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center

13106 148th St NE
Arlington, WA 98223
United States

360-435-4817 All species except large carnivores; coyote, fox, and bobcat okay
Useless Bay Animal Clinic

5523 S Harbor Ave
Freeland, WA 98249
United States

360-331-3100 No large mammals
Wildlife rehabilitators in Jefferson county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Center Valley Animal Rescue

11900 Center Rd
Quilcene, WA 98376
United States

360-765-0598 Most mammals and birds
Discovery Bay Raptor Rehabilitation

Port Townsend, WA 98368
United States

360-379-0802 360-643-0056 Birds of prey, other birds including seabirds
Wildlife rehabilitators in King county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Featherhaven

Enumclaw, WA 98022
United States

253-350-5792 Songbirds and birds of prey
Footprints Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Carnation, WA 98014
United States

206-353-2111 Squirrels, chipmunks, opossum; no raccoons
PAWS Wildlife Center

15305 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98046
United States

425-412-4040 All species including large carnivores
Wildlife rehabilitators in Kitsap county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
West Sound Wildlife Shelter

7501 NE Dolphin Dr
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
United States

206-855-9057 All species
Wildlife rehabilitators in Pierce county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
A Soft Place to Land

14607 318th St E
Graham, WA 98338
United States

360-761-2915 Small mammals; deer and elk
Featherhaven

Enumclaw, WA 98022
United States

253-350-5792 Songbirds and birds of prey
Kindness for Wildlife

Buckley, WA 98321
United States

206-715-7985 Small mammals incl porcupine
Wildlife rehabilitators in San Juan county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

284 Boyce Rd
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

360-378-5000 All species except large carnivores; coyote and fox okay
Wildlife rehabilitators in Skagit county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Fidalgo Animal Medical Center

3303 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

360-293-2186 STABILIZATION CARE ONLY
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center

13106 148th St NE
Arlington, WA 98223
United States

360-435-4817 All species except large carnivores; coyote, fox, and bobcat okay
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

284 Boyce Rd
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
United States

360-378-5000 All species except large carnivores; coyote and fox okay
Wildlife rehabilitators in Snohomish county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Bat Rehabilitation

Bothell, WA 98012
United States

425-481-7446 Bats only
Happy Valley Bats

Stanwood, WA 98292
United States

360-652-7690 360-631-0668 Bats only
PAWS Wildlife Center

15305 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98046
United States

425-412-4040 All species including large carnivores
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center

13106 148th St NE
Arlington, WA 98223
United States

360-435-4817 All species except large carnivores; coyote, fox, and bobcat okay
Wisp of Hope Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation

Arlington, WA
United States

425-293-2708 Bats only
Wildlife rehabilitators in Spokane county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Ponti Veterinary Hospital

25007 E Wellesley
Otis Orchards, WA 99027
United States

509-922-7465 Al species except small baby birds or raccoons
Wildlife rehabilitators in Stevens county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Chewelah Veterinary Clinic

PO Box 29
Chewelah, WA 99109
United States

509-935-6424 Injured mammals only, no orphans; stabilizing care only for birds
Kettle River Raptor Center

Kettle Falls, WA 99141
United States

509-738-2760 509-675-2214 Birds of prey only
Wildlife rehabilitators in Thurston county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue

Olympia, WA 98502
United States

360-970-5402 Birds of prey; corvids (crows, ravens, jays)
Yelm Veterinary Hospital

1120 Yelm Ave W
Yelm, WA 98597
United States

360-458-7707 Injured small mammals and birds; no orphans, no babies
Wildlife rehabilitators in Whatcom county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
Sardis Raptor Center

7472 Valley View Rd
Ferndale, WA 98248
United States

360-366-3863 Birds of prey only
WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

3671 Mt. Baker Hwy
Everson, WA
United States

360-966-8845 All species
Wildlife rehabilitators in Whitman county
Name Address Phone Alt phone Specialty
WSU Exotics and Wildlife Ward

100 Grimes Way
Pullman, WA 99164
United States

509-335-0711 All species including large carnivores