Please note that our sanctuary is at capacity and we cannot accept owner surrenders at this time. Scroll down for information on what to do if you have an animal you cannot keep or if you have found an injured animal. Thank you!
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Wildwood Farm Sanctuary & Preserve
15481 NE North Valley Rd
Newberg, OR 97132
To report animal abuse:
If you find abandoned farm animals:
If you need to re-home a farm animal:
Start by asking friends and family and posting the animal on social media. Take good pictures and offer a through description. You can try local farm animal sanctuaries but, like us, they are often at capacity. You can place an ad on Craig's List or post a flyer at your vet's office or feed store, however, if you give the animal to someone you don't know, it's essential that you do a home check first. You want to make sure the animal is going to a safe place where he or she will be treated well, and not killed for food or mistreated in any way.
If you need to re-home a pet:
Again, start with friends and family, social media and then contact local rescues. You can do a general Google search for cat or dog rescues in your area, or search for ones that take specific breeds, older pets, exotic pets, etc. Never advertise your pet as "free to a good home." Free animals are often used as "bait" animals in dog fighting rings or end up in laboratories. You must do a home check and check references before you relinquish your pet.
If you find injured wildlife:
Call a wildlife rehabilitation center near you. Please use common sense and caution with all wildlife. Even animals that are considered docile like deer and rabbits can become aggressive when they are scared or in pain. Do not handle or move any wild animal until you speak with a licensed rehabilitator.
Audubon Society assists native wild animals in the Portland area
The Avian Medical Center can help with sick or injured birds, wild and domestic
Chintimini Wildlife Center accepts animals from Benton, Linn, Lane, Polk, and Marion counties
Veterinary Services of Oregon and Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine can help with sick or injured farm animals
Oregon Skunk Rescue can help in and around the Salem area
Animal Help Now is an online directory that will help you locate a wildlife rehabilitator near you
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has a list of authorized rehabilitators, listed by area
If you find abandoned baby wild animals:
Please be aware that many mother animals leave their young for extended periods of time to forage or hunt. If you find baby rabbits or a fawn, it is likely the mother will return for the animal. If no mother shows up after several hours, contact a rehabilitator near you. If you find baby squirrels, raccoons or other small mammals and you are sure the mother has been hit by a car or otherwise killed, place them in a towel-lined box, keep them warm and call a rehabber.
If you find "abandoned" baby birds:
It is a myth that parent birds will reject a baby bird if a human has touched it! If you find an uninjured baby that has few or no feathers (a nestling), you can put it back in its nest, if it is safe for you to do so. If you cannot reach the nest, you can create an alternate "nest" by filling a basket (or other container that drains) with soft material and nail it to the tree where the nest is located. The parent bird will find the baby and will likely feed it in its new nest.
If you find a baby bird that has most or all of its feathers and is walking around on the ground, it is probably a fledgling and you should leave it alone. The parents are nearby, keeping an eye on their baby. In fact, many parent birds will attack you if you try and pick up their fledgling!