Sarvey Wildlife Care Center



Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
Volume 1, Issue 1
Spring 2015
Sarvey Wildlife
Care Center
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
Babies Slowly Come Marching In....
Orphaned wildlife babies started arriving at the center on February 27.
This was the earliest arrival of “baby season” in anyone’s recent memory.
Slowly other wildlife babies have been arriving – more squirrels, cottontails,
opossums, one lone raccoon (so far), nine coyote pups, birds of every species
including owlets, and just the other day – a tiny little day old fawn.
 Sarvey depends solely on
public donations.
 We are not funded by the
 The average cost of care for a
wildlife patient is $152.
 Wildlife rehabilitation is a
community effort. Concerned
citizens often find animals in
distress and bring them to
our center for care.
 Please consider becoming a
regular contributor.
Each animal requires a different diet. Most start on formulas that we
purchase specifically according to their species. Some have special needs due
to injuries or trauma they endured before coming to us. Cat attacks, window
strikes, falls from nests, or being hit by a car are some of the most common
injuries we see everyday.
While it is not possible to help animals avoid all of these situations,
there are things everyone can do to help minimize these issues in our wildlife
population. Decals on windows can help keep birds from striking the glass,
keeping your pets inside (or supervised when outside) during peak breeding
and nesting times, or simply slowing your vehicle speeds on rural roads and
being more alert for wildlife in the area can help so much.
As more and more baby birds or juvenile mammals are coming out of
their nests and burrows, you may encounter young wild animals in your yard,
neighborhood, park, or even in very urban areas. Knowing when an animal is
mature enough to be on its own can be tricky. Each year people unwittingly
“kidnap” young animals. If an animal is not visibly injured, please contact us
and we will help you determine if the animal needs to be rescued or is just off
exploring its new world for the first time and should be given space to do so
safely. We make every effort to answer the phone and return all calls quickly
– 360-435-4817 – Or check our website for answers to common situations
you may encounter and learn “What To Do If….”
Even if you don’t bring us an animal this season, you can help the patients that do come in for care. We do not receive any state or federal funding
and rely on public donations. During the first week of May alone, 57 wildlife
patients arrived at our facility. We will have hundreds of patients at a time
during the summer months and your donations make that possible.
Thank you for entrusting us to continue this important work.
For The Wild Ones,
Suzanne West, Executive Director
First raccoon baby of 2015
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What do I do if . . .
If you have determined that
the animal needs to be
transported for rehabilitation:
Please use common
sense if you need to
contain the animal. It's
important to remember
that any wild animal will
try to protect itself. This
is a natural reaction;
they don't know your
trying to help them.
Don't consider the animal to be vicious - it is
very, very scared.
Prepare a container put a soft cloth in a
Coyote pups
Gently cover and pick up
the animal, putting it in
the prepared container.
Protect yourself- wear
heavy gloves if possible.
Some animals may bite
or scratch to protect
themselves, even if sick
or injured. Remember
they are terrified of you.
This is worth repeating--Keep the animal warm,
in a dark and quiet area.
Note exactly where you
found it. (Location information is essential for
releasing it to an appropriate and/or familiar
Please do not give the
animal food or water
and remember to keep
it away from children
and pets.
Cover the container-with
a light sheet or towel.
You want to keep the
animal warm and calm.
Keeping the container
dark will help keep the
animal calm.
Our resident Great Horned Owl, Athena, and foster baby
From this...
First baby squirrel of 2015
cardboard box or cat/
dog carrier. Make sure
there are air holes. this!
Coyote pup
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From left to right: A dozen opossum babies; peregrine falcon; first fawn of the season, notice her size compared to a stethoscope.
With the first of our 2015 babies arriving, we are continuing our preparations for stocking up
our storeroom. We are always in need of these items, but, we are particularly interested in stocking
up on laundry soap HE variety. Many of these things can either be ordered via our Amazon Wish list,
or dropped off directly at the center during our business hours.
Paper towels
Nitrile exam gloves (no
powder please)
Liquid HE (high efficiency)
laundry soap
Ziploc baggies, any size
Gas gift cards
Feather dusters
Extension cords (heavy duty)
Heat lamps and bulbs
Whole frozen turkeys
Cotton balls (Large &
Jumbo sizes)
Game meat (deer, elk)
Fresh or frozen fish
Dry cat food
Wet cat food
Grocery store gift cards
Costco gift cards
Chicken or beef baby
Sheets and towels
Non-Profit Org.
US Postage
Permit No. 41
Arlington, WA
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center
PO Box 3590
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: 360-435-4817
Fax: 360-435-6551
E-mail: [email protected]
Board of Directors
Jeanne Pascal--President
Keven McDermott—Vice President
Barbara Ogaard—Director
Suzanne West—Director/Executive Director
Help Sarvey Whenever You Shop
There are several ways you can help wildlife and support our facility. One easy way is to register your
Fred Meyer's Reward Card with our charity. Fred Meyer will donate directly to our cause every time you
shop. Simply follow the directions on their website and link your card with their Community Rewards.
This has proven to be a very good fundraising opportunity for our center. We thank you for shopping
and linking with these other partnered businesses below as well.
Fred Meyer - Community Rewards where shopping and giving unite. Your regular Fred Meyer rewards
card is all you need. Just register your card with Community Rewards and we get funding directly from
Fred Meyer. You STILL get ALL your own reward points, coupons, and benefits. A win - win for wildlife.
Visit and click on community rewards.
Amazon Smile - Every time you shop with Amazon, instead shop with Amazon Smile and register your
charity of choice as Sarvey Wildlife Care Center. Same Amazon, just better, since you help save wildlife
with every purchase. Visit and choose Sarvey.

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