Wildlife Hotline: (541) 241-8680
Fall and Winter Hours (CURRENT): 9 AM - 3 PM (Note that the hospital is closed for intakes on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25, and January 1).
Spring and Summer Hours (beginning May 1): 8 AM - 5 PM (Note that the hospital is closed Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day).
The Wildlife Hospital was completed in Fall of 2019 and opened for wildlife care in Spring 2020. Think Wild permitted through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are currently accepting native mammals, birds, and reptiles for care. Please note that waterfowl, rabbits, bats, deer, and coyotes are restricted species at this time due to various factors, mainly disease (HPAI, RHDV2, Chronic Wasting).
This year, the Hospital expects to treat more than 1,200 patients. Please consider donating to support animal care.
The Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center
- 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, 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 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Summer 2020 Animal Care Highlight Reel
Think Wild's Wildlife Enclosures
Juvenile Osprey Rehabilitation
"Bridging the Gap" Trailer
Official Selection of the Bend Film Festival and LA Independent Women Film Awards