If you find a stray animal, please call us to file a report. If you would like to have the animal scanned for a microchip, we would be happy to assist you. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold stray animals that are not injured, as our hospital must keep all available space devoted to pets that are in our care. Please visit our Links page for websites and telephone numbers that may assist you in returning the animal to its proper home. Remember, the best way for an owner and pet to reunite is to take the animal to your local shelter.
If the stray animal is injured, please transport the animal to our hospital only if you can do so safely. The most well-mannered animals may bite if injured or afraid. Once the animal is here, the doctor will decide on the best course of action for the well-being of the animal.
Whenever possible, a wild animal should be left alone. If it is a juvenile, the mother will probably come looking for it, and a human hovering in the area may be keeping her away.
NEVER give a wild animal cows milk.
PLEASE call us for advice in any situation involving wildlife.
Injured wildlife may be very dangerous. Approach with extreme caution.
The Audubon Society of Portland rehabilitates native bird species, and makes every attempt to return the animals to the wild whenever possible. This is the best place to take a wild bird. Likewise, American Wildlife Foundation in Molalla rehabilitates many types of wildlife. You may visit their websites at www.audubonportland.org and www.awildfound.org .
Under no circumstances should an injured wild animal be rehabilitated by untrained persons, and is illegal for unlicensed persons to do so. One simple mistake could cost the animal its life.