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Wildlife Center of the North Coast

Wildlife Center of the North Coast


About Us

Have you found injured, orphaned, or sick wildlife in need? Give us a call at the number above and we’ll do our best to help. If we don’t answer, please leave a message and we’ll return your call as soon as possible.

The Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Astoria, Oregon. We rescue and rehabilitate injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy, strong creatures back into their appropriate habitat. We operate under permits issued by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Our licensed rehabber is Executive Director Joshua Saranpaa.

The WCNC is the only wildlife care hospital on the Central and North Oregon coast. We serve communities from as far south as Newport, OR all the way up to the Columbia River. Our center specializes in seabird rehabilitation, but provides professional medical care for all native wild birds and mammals needing our help.

We receive an average of 1,000 patients annually. A variety of seabirds, raptors, ducks, songbirds and mammals come through our doors every year, each in need of some kind of care. Whether injured, sick, starving or orphaned, we work hard to take care of their every need, get them healthy, and released back into the wild where they belong.

We have a small, dedicated staff and depend on our amazing volunteer team and generous friends like you to continue the life-saving work we love.


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Rep/Contact Info

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Kari Henningsgaard
Executive Director
  • Phone: (503) 338-0331