a small animal in the hand

If you found injured or orphaned wildlife, please call one of these wildlife rehabilitators first:

-Grays Harbor Vet (360) 2494840
-Raindancer Wild Bird Rescue at (360) 970-5402
-Yelm Veterinary Hospital at (360) 458-7707
-A Soft Place to Land (360) 761-2915
-Paws Wildlife Center (425) 412-4040

They will ask a few questions to help determine whether the animal needs human assistance.

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Animal Services assists with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation of a variety of small animals.  In the past, staff have attended to opossums, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, fawns, chipmunks, and a variety of birds. Rehabilitation may mean rescuing orphaned animals, or helping an injured animal recuperate and return home.

Want to help?

We need Gerber meat-only baby food and green beans baby food, flannel or fleece baby blankets, heating pads, Esbilac dry puppy milk replacement formula, and of course, money. Donations can be mailed to or dropped by our shelter at 3120 Martin Way, Olympia.