Wildlife Rehabilitation Statistics

By the time most animals are able to be caught and brought into rehab for help, they are so sick or emaciated that their chances for survival are often slim. In the wild, if you look sick you become someone’s lunch, so wild animals do their best to avoid humans and avoid capture, until they are simply too weak to flee. We do our best to minimize stress in treatment and care. Your donations enable us to purchase better equipment, better facilities and more veterinary assistance, ever improving our success rate at healing these deserving animals and getting them back into the wild, where they belong.

Some animals die while in our care. For those that live, but are determined to be non-releasable due to their injuries, we have to make a tough choice. If they can live life without pain, and have the right temperament, they are given the chance to become part of our education programs as Animal Ambassadors. Unfortunately, some do not do well in captivity or do not travel well, so humane euthanasia is the kindest thing we can do for them.

NOTE: IN THE FUTURE,  STATS WILL NOT BE LISTED HERE. PLEASE CHECK OUR NEW YEARLY WILDLIFE REHAB STATISTICS PAGE UNDER “SUCCESS STORIES” IN OUR DROP DOWN MENU

2014 Statistics

Birds

153 taken in: of these 57 were released with 6 more still pending release, 5 were deemed non-releasable and  transferred to be education birds or foster parents, 52 died in rehab as result of their conditions, and 33 were euthanized.

Mammals

9 taken in: 1 deer (caught in fence) was released, 1 fox released, 1 skunk euthanized, 1 ground squirrel released, 1 cottontail released and 2 died, 1 chipmunk died.

Reptiles

1 Western Pond Turtle taken in and released

2013 Statistics

Birds

109 taken in: of these 56 were released, 38 died in rehab as result of their conditions, and 15 were euthanized.

Mammals

20 taken in: of these 14 were released, 4 died in rehab as a result of their conditions, and 2 were kept as Animal Ambassadors.  Our new Animal Ambassadors are Daisy Mae (skunk) and Chilo (yellow-bellied marmot).

Reptiles

1 western pond turtle taken in and released

2012 Statistics

Birds

148 taken in, plus 14 non-native invasive species (starlings and house sparrows) which were euthanized.

Of these 52 were released, 3 were transferred for continued care at specialty facilities, 7 pending, 56 died as result of their conditions, and 30 were euthanized (plus the 14 non-native invasive.)

Mammals

1 bat-released

2 ground squirrels-1 released, 1 Animal Ambassador

1 yellow bellied Marmot-released

2011 Statistics

Birds

129 taken in: 49 released, 4 transferred to Animal Ambassadors, 21 euthanized, 49 died, and 6 pending.

Mammals

3 rabbits-1 euthanized, 2 died

2 raccoons-1 Animal Ambassador 1 euthanized

4 squirrels-2 released, 1 pending, 1 died

4 deer-1 euthanized, 3 died

2010 Statistics

Birds

136 birds taken in: 59 released, 1 transferred, 15 euthanized, 49 died and 12 pending.

Mammals

8 squirrels-7 released, 1 died

5 fawns-1 transferred, 3 died, 1 euthanized

1 skunk-1 died

2 bats-both released

1 cottontail rabbit-died

2009 Statistics

Birds

132 received, 45 released, 2 pending release in the spring, 3 put into education programs, 29 euthanized, 53 died as a result of their injuries.

Mammals

3 Grey Squirrels and 1 Douglas Squirrel 2 released, 2 died

1 Jack Rabbit died

1 Porcupine died of injuries received when run over by a train

5 Deer (including two rescued after they fell through the ice in the Klamath River) 2 released, 2 died, 1 euthanized

4 Raccoons all euthanized by directive from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, due to prevalence of disease and overcrowding in the local populations

2008 Statistics

Birds

134 received, 57 released, 4 put into education programs, 26 euthanized, 47 died as a result of their injuries.

Mammals

2 raccoons, 2 skunks, 1 bat, 1 marmot, 1 chipmunk – ALL were released.

Reptiles

1 rubber boa – Released

2007 Statistics

Birds

73 received – 40 released, 2 non-releasable birds trained as Animal Ambassadors

Mammals

2 deer, 1 chipmunk and 1 bat received – 1 deer and the chipmunk released.

2006 Statistics

Birds

61 received – 29 released, 4 non-releasable birds trained as Animal Ambassadors

Mammals

2 deer – 2 released

1 raccoon – released

3 squirrels – all released

1 cottontail – released

2005 Statistics

Birds

66 received – 43 released

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