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 over 3 decades.
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 2000 patients arrive at the center for care. We are not funded by the state or federal government. 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 offer educational programs for schools and organizations using a number of our non-releasable birds of prey. We educate the audience about the natural history of these raptors 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 accept orphaned and injured wildlife patients from Snohomish, King, and Skagit counties, and Camano Island. 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.