Urgent Care

Please remember in Springtime, there are many baby animals born.  We must be sure the baby you found is injured or orphaned.  Our Helpline #503-540-8664 can guide you in this determination.  There are many situations in which we can help you reunite a baby with its mother.  We cannot stress enough that it is always best to have a mother raise her babies. If you have an injured or orphaned animal in your possession and we are not open, please follow these instructions until the animal can be transported to us.
  • Put the animal in a pet carrier or cardboard box with a lid and airholes.  Provide a soft blanket or old sweatshirt to provide a place hide in or something to grasp if it’s a bird. Please do not use a towel as claws can get tangled easily.
  • If you have a baby bird or mammal, the baby cannot absorb the heat in the air around it.  If you have a heating pad, put on low in the carrier over ½ the bottom.  Or you can heat water in a soda bottle, screw the lid on tight, wrap in a towel and put in the carrier and snuggle the baby up next to it.
  • Place in a dark room with no noise.
  • When transporting to us, please do not talk loud or have the radio on
  • Please give no food or water

STRESS WILL KILL – WILD ANIMALS DO NOT KNOW YOU ARE TRYING TO HELP.  THEY THINK YOU ARE A PREDATOR AND YOUR SMILE IS BIG TEETH WAITING TO BITE.