Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Sponsor a Raccoon Orphan!
This time of year it is common for bald eagles to get into fights with other bald eagles. On Monday, March 25th we were called out on 2 that seemed to be injured. It was said that they had been fighting. The one flew off right away and the other seemed a bit dazed and had a wing that appeared to be drooping. One of our volunteers was able to capture it for an exam.
Our primary veterinarians at Maplewood Animal Hospital were able and kind enough to help us examine him. After a thorough examination including blood tests and radiographs, he was deemed uninjured. We were able to consult with a fellow rehab center and test his flight. He flew perfectly and was quite feisty after this!
We were lucky to be able to release him the following day with the help of our original volunteers. He flew off beautifully in the end.
What We Do
Tucked near the woods on the Nooksack River in the small Western Washington town of Deming, the Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation receives and treats hundreds of native wild animals every year. Run entirely by donation, the center operates under lead rehabilitator and lone staffer Alysha Elsby. With a team of seasonal interns and volunteers year round, Elsby and the people who dedicate their time and lives to the center help save the lives of native wildlife that have been injured, abandoned, are sick, or disoriented.
Interested in becoming an Intern in 2013?
Freddy the Possum
Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife. Our goal is to return healthy wild animals back to their habitats.
Established in 2000, Northwest Wildlife admits over 900 animals a year and answers over 3500 calls from the community annually. Our rehabilitation center is located just outside of Bellingham, Washington.