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Kitsap Great Give!
April 2, 2020 - April 21, 2020
The Kitsap Great Give is 24 hours of online giving hosted by Kitsap Community Foundation. Make a donation between now and April 21st to help support West Sound Wildlife Shelter!
About the Shelter
Every year, West Sound Wildlife Shelter treats more than 1,700 wildlife patients including eagles, owls, gulls, crows, robins, rabbits, chipmunks, mountain beavers, turtles, the occasional snake, and more. Our goal is to rehabilitate injured, orphaned and sick wildlife, and to give them a second chance at life by returning them to the wild.
West Sound Wildlife Shelter is the only wildlife rehabilitation and education center in the western Puget Sound region. Our wildlife rehabilitation and veterinary team, along with other rehabilitation facilities, veterinary partners, and volunteers, continually rise to the challenge of providing superior care to more than 150 species of birds, mammals, and reptiles that come from an area that ranges from Grays Harbor to Bellevue, and Olympia to Everett.In addition, we believe that with understanding and knowledge, people will learn to appreciate wildlife and their habitat. The Shelter’s education program is a critical part of wildlife rehabilitation, and ultimately helps wildlife more than just rehabilitation alone. Our programs reach out to people of all ages to encourage responsible actions toward wildlife and their habitat, and develop the wildlife stewards of tomorrow.
West Sound Wildlife Shelter provides injured, orphaned, and sick wildlife a second chance at life and promotes the well-being of wildlife and their habitats through public outreach, education, and involvement.
1. All wildlife is worthy of respect.
2. Wildlife deserves compassionate, humane treatment.
3. The preservation of wild species and their habitats is of the utmost importance.
4. The people who volunteer their time and resources to help save and improve the lives of wild animals are essential to our success.
5. A supportive, respectful, and honest working environment for staff and volunteers leads to healthier outcomes for our patients.
6. A sound, scientific approach improves wildlife medical and rehabilitative treatments.
7. The public’s trust in our animal care and resource management must be maintained and increased through regular acknowledgement and transparency.
8. Human behavior that is destructive to wild animals and natural habitats can be changed through education and outreach.