Dedicated to saving the lives of sick, orphaned, injured, displaced, and debilitated wild animals entrusted to our care so that they may be successfully returned to their native habitat.
To offer educational opportunities to encourage a greater appreciation of the uniqueness of each species, and the ecologic and conservation challenges they face.
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center operates under state and federal permits that allow wildlife rehabilitation to occur. Our staff rehabilitators are trained, licensed professionals and are permitted to treat both birds and mammals. We maintain professional memberships with the following associations and participate in continuing education opportunities to stay abreast of changing protocols and advances in wildlife rehabilitative care.
Washington Wildlife Rehabilitation Association (WWRA)
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA)
International Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (IWRC)
Sarvey Wildlife Care Center is a 501(c)3 recognized non-profit organization and was established in 1981 in Everett, Washington, with a handful of patients from the local neighborhood. We have been caring for injured and orphaned animals for 40+ years.
About 6 years after the rehabilitation center opened it became necessary to secure a more spacious and appropriate location. Kaye Baxter, director and founder, personally purchased 5 acres just south of Arlington, Washington. This would give thousands of rehabilitating animals a second chance. With two ponds on the east side of the property secured for recovering deer and waterfowl, and the clinic, educational building, eagle flights, and a wide range of enclosures on the west half of the property, the land retains its rustic "out in the country" atmosphere.
Kaye Baxter passed away in 2008, but her vision and the mission of Sarvey Wildlife continues today.
Each year, approximately 3,000 patients arrive at the center for care. Our non-profit depends on individual donations from our supporters. We appreciate contributions to help with patient care when animals are brought to our center - but, NO animal is ever turned away if someone cannot donate.
We accept orphaned and injured wildlife patients from Snohomish, King, Skagit, Pierce, and Island counties, but also see patients arrive from all over Washington state. Most of our patients are brought directly to our center for treatment by caring citizens. Occasionally, wild animals are trapped, or otherwise may be too dangerous for the general public to restrain and contain for transport. When this occurs, we depend on our team of volunteers and staff members to rescue these patients. We also work closely with other wildlife rehabilitators to ensure that we are providing the best care possible for the wildlife brought to us.
Our main goal is to provide food, shelter, and rehabilitation to orphaned and injured wildlife, so that they can be returned to the wild. We accept all orphaned and injured wildlife from all over the state of Washington.