Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County
2608 Center Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
(253) 383-2733

Shelter Hours
  • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm | Seven Days a Week
  • Adoption hours end at 5:30 pm each day. 

What should you do if you found an injured/sick/orphaned wildlife?

The Humane Society of Tacoma and Pierce County is not equipped to serve injured wildlife.  Please take wildlife to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. 

Many state and federal laws prohibit the handling or keeping of wildlife unless you are licensed to do so.  Licensed wildlife rehabilitators are trained to care for many types of native wildlife and have the proper equipment to provide appropriate diagnosis and care for these animals to help return them to the wild. 

You can find a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at the following sites:

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website:  http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/rehabilitation

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association website: http://www.nwrawildlife.org

PAWS Wildlife Center at 425-412-4040 or visit their website: https://www.paws.org/wildlife/found-a-wild-animal/

If you need help determining if a wild animal is injured or orphaned see the following web page: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/injured_orphaned_wildlife.html?credit=web_id420920464