We save wildlife by rescuing sick, injured, and orphaned mammals, birds, and reptiles and restoring them to health. Our goal is always to do what’s best for the animal. If they can be treated and return to life in the wild, we work to help them heal, without habituating to humans, for a successful life back in the wild. Some animals have injuries that will prevent them from returning to the wild and competing successfully. We do not want to release compromised animals because they would be in danger of attack by stronger animals, starvation, and further injury. In such cases, we work with the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as well as zoos and educational centers to find the best possible placement for the animal, so they will be safe and cared for the rest of their lives, helping people to learn about their species and needs in the wild. As is always the case in wildlife rehabilitation, no matter how hard we try, there are some animals we can’t help. If after evaluation, or even after treatment, we learn that an animal can’t be helped back to health, we do the best we can: we relieve their pain and suffering and help them pass peacefully.
The organization’s clinic, animal sanctuary, and education center are located on 24 acres of land adjacent to the wild and scenic section of Oregon’s famous Rogue River. Animals treated at Wildlife Images have included everything from baby squirrels and badgers to American bald eagles.