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Wildlife Care Center

Treatment for injured and ill wild animals.

Injured wildlife hotline: 503-292-0304

Expert wildlife rehabilitation services
An Osprey, Western Painted Turtle and Saw-whet Owl receive exams in the Wildlife Care Center. Owl and Osprey photos by Wendy Shoemaker; turtle photo by Tinsley Hunsdorfer.

Quick Facts

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. We do not accept animals after-hours.
Address: 5151 NW Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97210. Get directions.
Baby animals: What to do if you find a baby bird or a baby mammal.
Animal policy: We do not accept non-native, exotic or domestic animals for rehabilitation.

The Wildlife Care Center

The Wildlife Care Center is the oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Oregon. Each year, the care center treats about 3,000 animals for release back into the wild and responds to more than 10,000 wildlife-related inquiries.

Our goal is to give injured animals a second chance at life in the wild and to reduce wildlife hazards in the community. The care center operates under permits issued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

About the Care Center
Learn more about the care center, the treatment it provides, and what animals it accepts. You can also get a glimpse into its more than 70 years of history.

Care Center Blog
Read regular updates about animals staying in the care center and tips on how you can help protect local wildlife.

Living With Urban Wildlife
Read our guides to coexisting with urban animals like raccoons, Vaux’s Swifts and coyotes, or submit wildlife questions to our Urban Wildlife Specialist.

Crisis Response
The care center is often on the front lines when local wildlife populations experience a crisis.

Research and Statistics
The care center gathers important information about how urban wildlife is impacted by disease, toxicities, habitat changes and human interaction.

Education Birds
Meet our education birds! The care center provides a permanent home for several non-releasable native birds who now serve as ambassadors for their species and Portland Audubon.

Audubon staff members examine an injured Bald Eagle - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
Wildlife Care Center operations manager Lacy Campbell and staff veterinarian Deb Sheaffer examine an injured Bald Eagle - Tinsley Hunsdorfer
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