Squirrel is a501(c)(3) nonprofit that functions to serve the needs of abandoned, confiscated, orphaned, sick and injured squirrel families. While squirrels are our passion and the fundamental purpose of the Squirrel Refuge, we recongnize that we are often the only option for all of Clark County's orphaned and injured wildlife. It is our policy to do what we can to provide care and comfort for all species of wildlife within the limits of our expertise and resources. In many cases, we provide initial care and arrange transfer and placement to other centers or rehabilitatiors statewide.
Squirrel refuge is run by wildlife rehabilitators licensed by the state of Washington. We work with local veterinarians, the Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), wildlife experts across the nation and a network of volunteers to facilitate professional and humane care in all phases of rehabilitation for orphaned, sick and injured wildlife. We strive to ensure each animal is treated with respect and compassion, and receives timely care under the supervision of a licensed wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian experienced treating wildlife.
All wildlife rehabilitation activities center on the primary goal of returning wild animals back to their rightful place in the wild.
Squirrel Refuge endeavors to provide complete, accurate, reliable and up-to-date information related to the natural history, unique needs and legislation related to the squirrel family. We encourage community support and involvement through public education to promote responsible concern for the wildlife and their habitats, as well as, supply current information on what to do and who to call if you find a baby.
100% of funds received by the Squirrel Refuge go towards the direct cost of caring for wildlife; including but not limited to food, housing, and veterinary care with the long term goal of opening a wildlife center in Vancovuer, Washington.