FULLFILLING OUR MISSION
excellence in the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and medicine
through a comprehensive, integrated, and clearly defined set of
programs and services based on sound ecological
We actively collaborate and partner with entities
in all sectors (business, government, academia, NPOs), to deliver
programs and services to help wildlife in distress and to facilitate
coexistence with wildlife.
lead our community in providing services in the state, occupying an
optimal purpose-built center and hospital, focusing species-specific
care on wildlife indigenous to the Pacific Northwest.
committed to expanding the support for, and information, knowledge
base and horizons of wildlife rehabilitation through organizational,
local, national and international training programs.
cooperatively within PAWS, promoting a healthy workplace culture and
a sustainable organization committed to PAWS vision and principles,
while maximizing education and outreach efforts on behalf of
|Provide optimal, species-specific care for
Provide a comprehensive education and training program
for staff and volunteers.
Provide educational opportunities for
outside client groups interested in improving their knowledge base
Provide accurate and timely information to the
rehabilitation community, public, government and other entities
concerning wildlife issues.
Through research studies and
projects, address issues of wildlife and public health, and measure
the success of rehabilitation activities.
Collaborate and partner
with other entities and individuals concerned with public,
environmental and wildlife health to better our understanding and
further the care and protection of wildlife.
||Promote environmental ethics and habitat conservation
principles to foster greater understanding of interconnected
requirements of ecosystem health, sustainability and wildlife
Provide resource information and compassionate
solutions to wildlife-human conflicts to foster a considered and
humane co-existence with wildlife.
In 2003 the PAWS Wildlife
Department successfully completed its 22nd year of rescuing,
rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned wild animals back
into the wild. As the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in
the Pacific Northwest, we provided care for nearly half the wild
animals rehabilitated in the state of Washington.