Lincoln County Animal Services has taken the Wild Neighbors™ Pledge, which is a commitment to using humane solutions for conflicts with wildlife and promoting coexistence with our community's wild neighbors.
- How do I help sick or injured wildlife?
- Visit Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wildlife Control Operators List
- The closest wildlife rehabilitation centers are the Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis and the Wildife Center of the North Coast in Astoria.
- If you have found an injured or orphaned mammal or bird, you may call Chintimini's emergency help hotline at 541-745-5324 and follow these tips. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) also provides guidance about how to tell if baby animals are orphaned, injured or perfectly fine-and what to do if they need your help
- If you have found an injured or stranded marine mammal ashore, follow these tips from the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
- Where can I obtain information about living with wildlife?
- Visit WildNeighbors.org to learn more about the innovative and effective approaches you can take to solve any wild animal problems you encounter in your home, yard or garden.
- Visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website to learn more about local wildlife.
- What can I do about a nuisance wildlife problem?
Nuisance wildlife issues include situations such as raccoons living in your home's attic or chimney, a groundhog living under your shed, or a squirrel inside your home's walls.
- Visit the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)'s site for tips on choosing a wildlife control company. Critter Getter is one local option at 541-418-0788.
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a toll-free number to answer questions and provide guidance for these types of nuisance wildlife issues: 877-463-6497. The call center may also provide you with a referral to a private licensed Wildlife Control Cooperator who is knowledgeable and trained to respond to these nuisance wildlife issues and evict wildlife from your home and prevent the animals from re-entering in the future.