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Renew your commitment to wildlife! The West Sound Wildife Shelter needs your assistance to continue protecting and rehabilitating the wildlife of Kitsap County and the Western Puget Sound region.

Any donations are greatly appreciated, whether they are of money or in-kind. Below are our one-year giving levels.

Giving levels

Dollar Amount Donor Level Our Gift to You
$25 + Friend of Wildlife Annual calendar, newsletter
$1000 or more Council of Eagles See the Council of Eagles page for details

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Ways to donate

Donate online through our secure donations system. If you prefer not to donate online, you can call us at 206-855-9057 or send us a check, payable to West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Mail to:

West Sound Wildlife Shelter
7501 NE Dolphin Drive
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

Other ways to donate:

There are also several community giving programs such as One Call For All (Bainbridge Island only), which takes place every October, and the Kitsap Great Give, which covers all of Kitsap County and takes place for 24 hours on the first Tuesday in May.

Consider other times to donate just a few dollars, like Giving Tuesday, which will take place the first Tuesday in December.

Look for reminders on our Facebook page, Twitter and email!

Employer Match

Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching gifts benefit. We're happy to help with any information you need to get started.

Help the Shelter While Shopping!

Whether shopping online or in your community, there are several ways to help the Shelter just by shopping.

Amazon Smile - Did you know that .05% of eligible purchases comes back to the Shelter when you shop at Amazon Smile? Just click below to get started!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Link your Community Rewards card to the Shelter!

Wish List

You can help us give injured wildlife a second chance at life by donating the much needed items listed below. Collecting items in your community is also a great project for kids, groups, classrooms and clubs and a simple, fun and rewarding way to help wildlife. Donations are tax deductible.

For questions contact the shelter at 206-855-9057.

Animal care / hospital supplies

  • Non-Latex disposable gloves (prefer Nitrile, S, M or L, MEDIUM needed most)
  • Gauze pads (not rollable)
  • Expired medications
  • Co-Flex veterinary wrap (carried at most feed stores)
  • Duct tape
  • Heat lamps (and/or bulbs)
  • Reptile light
  • UV-B bulbs


  • Small plastic pet holders with intact lids (normally for reptiles and insects)
  • Natural feather dusters
  • Bird cages (please call and send photo prior to donating - some cages are not appropriate)

Bedding/Linens (thank you for your generous donations, but we cannot accept any pillows, comforters, blankets or sleeping bags. Please consider donating these to homeless and cold weather shelters.)

  • Towels and face cloths (hand-towels and face cloths only, we are not accepting bath-size towels at this time)
    • General notes: we cannot accept towels that are torn, stained*, frayed or have large amounts of embroidery. Injuries and death can result if the animals get caught in holes and threads.
  • Sheets and pillow cases (new and used, twin and full size preferred, no fitted)
    • General notes: we cannot accept sheets or pillow cases that are torn, stained*, frayed or have large amounts of embroidery.

      *Stained bedding: Although the bedding may have been washed, stains from chemicals (automobile polishes, house paint, thinners, mineral spirits, etc) or bleach, may leave residual that is dangerous to our patients.

Feeding supplies

  • None at this time


  • Raw meat, poultry and seafood (no cured meats)
  • Walnuts (shelled preferred)
  • Acorns
  • Seasonal fruits
    • apples, plums, peaches, berries, melon, etc. (please no avocado, grapes, or citrus)
  • Vegetables and greens
  • Cracked corn
  • Honey Greek Yogurt (has to have fat)
  • Pine nuts


  • New or use android or iPad tablets
  • 24" flat panel monitors

Household items

  • Rubbermaid-like containers with lids (any size)
  • Medium and large plastic storage tubs with lids
  • Paper towels
  • 45-gallon garbage/trash bags
  • Heating pads (no automatic shut-off)
  • Batteries - all sizes (primarily D and C size)
  • Cabinet organizers (wire, or coated wire organizers)

Cleaning supplies

  • Liquid Laundry detergent - Unscented / HE
  • Liquid hand soap, not antibacterial, refill bottles preferred
  • Unscented disinfecting bleach
  • Chlorohexadine (commercially Nolvasan)

Tools, etc

  • Duct tape
  • Cable/Zip ties


  • Squirrel-size Have-A-Heart traps
  • Gift cards (hardware stores, pet stores, retail stores)
  • Gas cards
  • Standing, full-spectrum lamps and bulbs
  • Folding tables (plastic, 6-8 foot)

eagle in flightMake Your Property into a Wildlife Release Site

Is your property great wildlife habitat?

Complete the Release Site form (download a pdf or word document) and send it in to the address on the page or to

If your property looks like a good match for some of our releasable patients, we'll be in touch. Thank you!

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