For restraint and capture of wildlife we have a special net gun which is capable of launching a large net over animals as large as an elk. We also are trained in the use of medicines for restraint which are delivered by way of a dart gun or blow tube.
We continue our efforts to promote the well being of wildlife through education. We have been teaching children from preschool to high school the importance of caring for wildlife and protecting habitat. For adults, each year we have been invited to give presentations on wildlife preservation, enhancement and rehabilitation to those participating in the island county’s "Beach Watchers" lecture series.
The need for the services Wildlife Care Clinic continues to be very strong. Currently, we are caring for a red tailed hawk, and several fledgling orphan birds.
The Wildlife Care Clinic is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to caring for sick, injured and abandoned wildlife. Best Friend's Veterinary Center staff donates their time to caring for these animals. They also donate medication and their technology in treating the animals injuries. This year the Wildlife Care Clinic has been very busy. Each year we treat between 300 to 400 wildlife patients. Some of the animals attended to included an Bald Eagles, Kingfisher, Cedar Wax Wing, Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, Saw Whet Owl, Blue Jay, Arctic Tern, Great Blue Heron, Pileated Woodpecker, Murre, Cormorant, Pine Siskin, Varied Thrush, Dark Eyed Junco, etc..