Audubon Society of Portland -
The Wildlife Care Center is the oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Oregon. Each year we treat about 3,000 wild animals for release back to the wild and respond to more than 15,000 wildlife-related inquiries. Our goal is to give injured, native wildlife a second chance at life in the wild and to reduce wildlife hazards in our community by educating people about urban wildlife.
The care center operates under permits issued by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are an Oregon non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status and depend primarily on donations to support our operations.
Audubon first began doing wildlife rehabilitation in the 1930s (before the term "wildlife rehabilitation" even existed) when the Audubon Sanctuary caretakers began taking in injured wild animals. The current facility was built in 1987 and has capacity to treat more than 3,000 wild animals each year. The facility includes full wildlife veterinary and rehabilitation service, a wildlife diagnostics laboratory, indoor and outdoor flight cages, and housing for eight non-releasable educational birds and one non-releasable educational turtle. The care center is operated by three staff, including a wildlife veterinarian, and more than 100 volunteers.