Wildlife Care Center

Wildlife Care Center Accepting Patients at Oregon Humane Society Temporarily While Undergoing Repairs

Injured Wildlife Hotline: 503-292-0304

Temporary Address: 8001 NE 14th Place, Portland

Email: wildlife@audubonportland.org

Map to WCC drop-off at Oregon Humane Society

IMPORTANT NOTICE: On February 18, Portland Audubon will resume accepting injured and orphaned wildlife during our regular operating hours (9a – 5p daily) at a temporary facility (8001 NE 14th Place, Portland) in partnership with Oregon Humane Society. Dove Lewis Emergency Hospital will continue to accept wildlife patients after Portland Audubon closes, from 5-11 p.m. daily. Portland Audubon continues to partner with other permitted wildlife rehabilitation facilities, including Cascades Raptor Center, Chintimini Wildlife Center, and The Wildlife Center of the North Coast for the long term care of our wildlife patients until our Cornell facility has been restored.

Please contact these centers directly to confirm before traveling: 

Repairs are on track after the extensive water damage in late December, and we hope to return to full operation in our wildlife hospital by early April. We are deeply grateful for the generous support of our partners and community, whose efforts have minimized the impacts of our unexpected closure and ensured that wildlife can continue to receive help.

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About the Wildlife Care Center

Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Care Center is the oldest wildlife hospital in Oregon and gives injured and orphaned native animals a second chance at life in the wild. Through education and advocacy, the Wildlife Care Center also serves as a resource to help our community live more harmoniously with wildlife.

Under permits issued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the center provides care for more than 4,000 wild animals and responds to over 10,000 wildlife-related inquiries annually. The current facility was built in 1987, and is operated by three full time staff, a wildlife veterinarian, and more than 100 volunteers.

Find an Injured or Orphaned Animal? We Can Help.

Whether you're trying to determine if a baby bird needs your help, or what to do if skunks are denning under your deck, we have resources to help. See below for our robust virtual resources, or call our Wildlife Care Center hotline between 9 and 5 every day: 503-292-0304.

How Does the Care Center Work?

Injured and orphaned wildlife that are brought to the center receive care tailored to their individual needs. In addition to species- and age-appropriate food and housing, this care includes a wide range of options including:

  • Veterinary care – medications, wound care, fracture stabilization, and surgery
  • Diagnostics – radiographs, lead testing, and blood work
  • Reconditioning – physical therapy, flight space, and exercise plans

Once they have recovered and/or are old enough to survive, patients are released back into the wild to rejoin the ecosystem.

Guests are welcome to meet three of our Education Animals that are on public display outside the Wildlife Care Center. Currently, our observation windows into the center are unavailable, as the center undergoes a much-needed remodel. However, they will be back and better than ever once the remodel is complete.