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Help Clark County Wildlife

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Help Squirrel Refuge build and repair our animal enclosures.

What is the Squirrel Refuge?
Squirrel Refuge is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit that functions to serve the needs of abandoned, confiscated, orphaned, sick and injured rodents of the Sciuridae (squirrel) family. Our goal is to further the well being of these amazing creatures; as well as, provide a source of accurate information through public education to further care and concern for all wildlife - from the least to the greatest.
While squirrels are our passion and the fundamental purpose of Squirrel Refuge, we recognize 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 within the limits of our expertise and resources. In many cases, we provide initial care, and arrange transfer and placement to other centers or rehabilitators statewide.

Wildlife Rehabilitation:
Squirrel Refuge is the only licensed wildlife rehabilitators in Clark County. We work with local veterinarians, the Washington Department 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 around the primary goal of returning wild animals back to their rightful place in the wild. Where this is not possible, we strive to find appropriate placements for non-releasable animals, in accordance with state and federal wildlife regulations.

Public Education
Squirrel Refuge endeavors to provide complete, accurate, reliable and up-to-date information related to the natural history, unique needs and legislation related to Sciuridae. We encourage community support and involvement through volunteer training and public education to promote responsible concern for wild squirrels and their habitats; as well as, supply current information on the care of squirrels and links to resources that address the needs of ‘at risk’ wild and domesticated squirrels.

Squirrel Refuge is licensed to conduct legal wildlife rehabilitation activities through the WDFW; however, we are not part of the WDFW. We are privately run by non-paid volunteers. For permit verification, go to the WDFW wildlife rehabilitation page.


  • Katherine Worland
    • $15 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Katia Schmidt
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Ian McCausland
    • $20 
    • 1 yr
  • Jennifer Szabo
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs


Sharon Bacon
Vancouver, WA
Squirrel Refuge

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