- When a bird comes to us via Uber/Taxi/Lyft, we have no way of taking down information about the bird’s history. Was it found in the mouth of a cat? Did it hit a window? Did it fall from a nest? The answers to all of those questions drastically change medical care for that bird.
- Many times birds come to us that shouldn’t have ever been taken from the wild. We need to know where the bird came from so we can get it right back out to its original territory and either release it or (in the case of a baby) reunite it with its parents.
- If the bird does need our help, after we treat it we need to release it back to where it came from. If we don’t know that information, then we can’t put the animal back where it belongs.
- In the rare instance that an animal has an illness that could affect people or other animals, we need to be able to follow up, so having accurate contact information is vital.
If, like Tim Crowley, an Uber is a necessary last resort, we ask that the person calls our Wildlife Care Center first so we can learn the history of the animal and ensure it needs our help. We are open 365 days a year from 9 – 5 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 503-292-0304. Our wildlife experts are always here to help.