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. We have been caring for injured and orphaned animals for 32 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.
Back in 1995, Sarvey Wildlife took in just 992 animals. By 2009, Sarvey Wildlife was taking in thousands of patients annually. In 2013, the total number of animals that arrived at the center was 2,951. Kaye Baxter passed away in 2008, but her vision and the mission of Sarvey Wildlife continues today.
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 operate the only wildlife ambulance service in the state of Washington, serving Snohomish, King, Pierce, and Skagit counties. Our mission is to help rescue animals that are trapped or too dangerous for citizens to capture and restrain themselves. This allows injured animals to 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.