Wildlife Hospital

Wildlife Hotline: (541) 241-8680

Fall and Winter Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM  (Note that the hospital is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day).

Spring and Summer Hours (begins April 1, 2021): 8 AM - 8 PM (Note that the hospital is closed Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day).

The Wildlife Hospital was recently completed in Fall of 2019, and Think Wild is currently accepting native mammals for intake. We are fundraising for and constructing outdoor wildlife enclosures for raptors, songbirds, waterfowl and corvid, as well as additional mammals. When fully open, the Hospital expects to reach a full capacity of 1,000 patients annually.

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Check out this video about Think Wild's Animal Care!

The new Hospital includes:

- A front reception area for intake and education
- A treatment room for exams, treatments, and surgical procedures
- An ICU for care and monitoring critical patients
- Species specific recovery and care rooms where young can be safe and fed.
- A dedicated wildlife kitchen
- X-Ray diagnostics with a digital radiography system

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 will be provided to wildlife with expert wildlife rehabilitation staff, animal husbandry volunteers and rotating veterinarians. Think Wild will parter with the Central Oregon Community College Veterinary Technician Program and Oregon State University - Cascades Biology Program to offer veterinary and animal husbandry internships and learning opportunities as well as collaborate on native wildlife research topics.

How Can You Help?

We are in need of a pick-up truck for animal and material transport. If you would like to donate a truck, 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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