A Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center for Central Oregon

Inspiring the High Desert community to care for and protect native wildlife through education, conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation.


A Wildlife Hospital to treat and rehabilitate native wildlife - providing care for patients who have been injured or orphaned so they can be released back into the wild.



An education resource to teach and inspire the public to live respectfully with urban wildlife - offering Think Wild Education, awareness events, and online resources.


We provide email, phone, and site consultations, as well as habitat feature and humane exclusion installations to support positive human-wildlife interactions.


A program to build awareness of beaver as an essential keystone species and provide landholder support in establishing the conditions necessary for their success. 

Wildlife Hospital




Wildlife Hotline: (541) 241-8680

Spring and Summer Hours (May 1 - September 1): 8 AM - 5 PM (Note that the hospital is closed July 4).

Fall and Winter Hours (September 1 - May 1): 9 AM - 3 PM (Note that the hospital is closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1).

Click here to donate.

See naming opportunities, starting at a $500 donation.


Watch our Award Winning Documentary, "Bridging the Gap."

Filmed and Produced by Elif Koyüturk, Sponsored by Puffin Drinkwear

The film was an official selection & Award Winner at the 2022 Bend Film Festival, Los Angeles Independent Women Awards, Berlin International Art Film Festival, San Diego Art Film Fest (Award Winner), and Festival Internacional de Imagem de Natureza by Nat Geo Portugal.


We Offer Hands-On Wildlife Education 

We encourage interested teachers, parents, and organizations to get in touch with us about our wildlife and environmental education programs, which can be customized to meet your curriculum requirements and topics. 

Upcoming Events

Volunteer with Think Wild

Think Wild is always looking for committed volunteers for a variety of opportunities related to wildlife rehabilitation, rescue, education, and habitat restoration. Some of these positions are seasonal, while others are year round. All experience levels are encouraged. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Wildlife Hospital
  • Wildlife Rescue and Transport
  • Education
  • Wildlife Conflict Services
  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Habitat Restoration

and many more! We also offer volunteer days for businesses and school groups.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

Think Wild acknowledges that we operate in the traditional homelands of Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute peoples, who historically inhabited, managed, and cared for these lands. We must learn from the successful coexistence with nature that the first peoples of our continent have exemplified for generations. Think Wild is proud to work with tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs to share wildlife education and stewardship among local youth.

Please visit to learn more about those on whose lands you live, work, and recreate, and consider ways to support and celebrate these first peoples.