"Amicus," a golden eagle, came to WSU from Northeastern Washington in 2006.
Completely blind because of traumatic injury or disease, Amicus is a permanent
resident at WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and participates in public
education programs through the WSU Raptor Club.
The Raptor Rehabilitation Program at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to unmatched care for all raptors including eagles, falcons, hawks, and owls. Each year, WSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital treats approximately 100 sick and injured raptors that may have been hit by automobiles, burned by power lines, poisoned, or found starving because of loss of prey. The Raptor Rehabilitation Program provides medical care, food, and shelter to sick or injured birds, returning them to the wild whenever possible. The mews in the Stauber Raptor Facility house recovering and resident birds.
Resident birds that are not able to be returned to the wild are cared for at the college and participate in public education programs through the WSU Raptor Club , a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1981. The raptors and club volunteers visit service organizations, fairs, summer camps, and schools to educate children and adults about raptor conservation and the lives of these magnificent birds. Public presentations have given thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to learn about their ecological importance, their biology, and their beauty.
The Raptor Rehabilitation Program relies on the support of private individuals, public agencies, and businesses to provide the advance level of raptor care and the extraordinary veterinary training opportunities we have developed. Horizon Air has been a long-time supporter, donating air transportation of injured or sick raptors to the WSU teaching hospital for treatment.
To give to the Raptor program contact: Kay Glaser, assistant director of development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4835