Wildlife Hospital

 

Wildlife Hotline: (541) 241-8680

The Wildlife Hotline is monitored for text or calls 7 days a week during the Fall and Winter from 9 am to 3 pm. If we miss your call or it is outside of those hours, please leave a detailed voicemail or text with photos and see below for more information depending on the animal concern. 

Fall and Winter Hospital Hours (CURRENT):

  • Patient Intake: 9 AM - 3 PM (Note that the hospital is closed for intakes on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day)
  • Hotline Monitored: 9 AM - 3 PM (Please leave a voicemail or text details and a photo if you don't reach us right away)
 

The Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center

Think Wild's Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center is located on 4 acres on the east side of Bend. We are not open to the public without an appointment - please call our wildlife hotline prior to bringing us an animal. The hospital is permitted through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Features

  • More than 7,000 sq. feet of species-specific outdoor rehabilitation enclosures including a 72. ft. flight cage
  • A front reception area for intake and education
  • A treatment room for exams, treatments, lab diagnostics, and surgical procedures
  • An ICU for care and monitoring critical patients
  • Species-specific recovery and care rooms for young and small animals
  • A dedicated wildlife kitchen and food prep area
  • Digital radiography, anesthesia, laser therapy, and more.

 

Minimizing Stress is a priority in the hospital. With quiet zones, species separation, sound panels, and minimal unnatural lighting and sounds, Think Wild seeks to reduce wild animal stress and prevent habituation to humans to ensure successful release back  into the wild.

Conditioning Enclosures are expertly planned and constructed for wildlife ready for recovery outside of the hospital's critical care facilities. Enclosures are predator-proofed, safe and maintained and strategically built around the property -  spacing and sizing different species appropriately according to recovery needs and exceeding minimum standards.

The Best Quality Animal Care is provided to wildlife with an on staff wildlife veterinarian, permitted wildlife rehabilitation staff, certified veterinary technicians, and animal husbandry volunteers. Staff are Certified in Radiology Safety and Certified Euthanasia Technicians. Think Wild also partners with the Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program and Oregon State University - Cascades Biology Program to offer veterinary and animal husbandry externships and internships and learning opportunities as well as collaborate on native wildlife research topics.

How Can You Help?

We are in need of a utility trailer, ideally enclosed, for animal and material transport. If you would like to donate a trail, set up a match or sponsor the funds needed for us to purchase the Think Wild vehicle, please contact sally@thinkwildco.org.

We are looking for contractors and materials to help us build wildlife enclosures. Do you have contracting experience or a surplus of construction supplies and wish to support the rescue and rehabilitation of Central Oregon's native wildlife? Please consider donating your time or resources to helping us develop and construct mammal and raptor enclosures on the Think Wild property. Please contact sally@thinkwildco.org if interested.

Sponsor a wildlife enclosure - and have it named after you! We would like to thank sponsors of wildlife enclosures with naming opportunities, for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.

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Think Wild Native Pollinator Garden

Hospital Videos

OPB Field Guide "Healing Native Wildlife" Feature

Think Wild's Wildlife Enclosures

Juvenile Osprey Rehabilitation

"Bridging the Gap" Short Film