Found an animal needing help?
Dear Turtle Ridge Friends:
After a 17-year run Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center is closing its doors. Many issues made it clear that we cannot continue as the only wildlife rehabilitation facility in Marion or Polk counties. While we are sad, we take great pleasure in knowing that we positively impacted wildlife not only for the more than 20,000 animals we helped directly, but for all the subsequent generations resulting from our efforts. Our formal closing date is 5/6/2023.
We are adhering to the IRS regulations regarding transfer of assets to other non-profit animal welfare organizations.
We could not have done what we accomplished without the thousands of volunteer hours and financial support from people like you. We all have a stake in the future of our native wildlife and, unfortunately, few feel the passion for wildlife we share with you. Hopefully, the rules, regulations, and public awareness, will come around to appreciate the benefit to us all from helping save more native wildlife along with the necessary financial support. Until then, take solace as we do in knowing that perhaps the Red Tail Hawk, family of Raccoons, or other native animal, that you see is alive today because of your and Turtle Ridge efforts.
You can Google Wildlife Rescue to contact other resources such as Chintimini Wildlife in Corvallis or Portland Audubon. If they are unable to assist you they can hopefully provide other contacts and advice on how to care for the animal until help is available.
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND UNDERSTANDING