We strive to treat all of Oregon’s native wildlife that comes to our facility, and while we have many successful releases each year, we also have to cope with the animals that come to us that are too far gone to rehabilitate. It is simply a fact of our reality as a rehabilitation facility. A humane euthanasia release is one of the kindest treatments we can offer to some of our badly damaged patients and it is a much more peaceful path than these animals would receive if they were left to succumb to their injuries in the wild.
At Wildlife Images Animal Care Clinic, our staff are Certified Euthanasia Technicians. This is a requirement in our clinic for legal purposes and for us to stay up to date on the most humane ways to ease suffering in an animal. We do our best to make the process as painless as possible by first anesthetizing the animal before we begin the release.
While we are not able to treat non-native species for rehabilitation and release, we will always accept them if they are injured and in pain because we can offer them a humane release from their suffering.
If you have any further questions or are seeking advice, call our front desk at 541-476-0222