Sarvey Wildlife Care Center is a 501(c)3 recognized nonprofit organization and was established in 1981 in Everett, Washington, with a handful of patients from the local neighborhood.
Within 6 years 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, to 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. In 1995 Sarvey Wildlife took in just 992 animals. By 2009 Sarvey Wildlife was taking in over 4,000 patients annually.
The education programs we offer for schools and organizations consist of presenting a number of our non-releasable birds of prey. We educate the audience about the natural history of these animals and stress the importance of conservation. These animals give people a chance to connect to wildlife they might otherwise never see up-close and personal.
We operate the only wildlife ambulance service in the state of Washington, serving Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties. We have several pick-up locations spread throughout the Puget Sound region, so injured animals can be transported to Sarvey Wildlife quickly and safely, and be given the treatment and care they need. We also work closely with other wildlife rehabilitators to ensure that we are providing the best care possible for the wildlife brought to us.