Shannon And Marsha Dalan Founder and VP.
Photo Kasey Cordell
Raptor House Rehabilitation Centers mission is to preserve the earth's biological diversity and to secure the future of bird species in their natural environments. We work to fulfill that mission through education and raptor rehabilitation.
Injured, sick, and orphaned birds of prey are brought to the center for medical attention. The birds receive care from local veterinarians who donate their services and medication to the raptors and the Raptor House Rehabilitation Center. The birds are then put in designated flight pens for it's species for exercise and recuperation. Once ready for release, they are released in the same location found or a designated location from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
"Justice" The Bald Eagle release clip Koin News
Raptor House Rehabilitation Center was established in 1998 by Marsha Dalan. To this day Raptor House is still ran by Shannon & Marsha Dalan. Raptor House has continually grown with the help of public and private donations. Learn more about Raptor House in Contact Us.
History and Philosophy
The Raptor House Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the care of injured, sick, and orphaned birds of prey and their eventual release back into the wild. Established in 1998, the center started as a one person operation, located in rural Toppenish, Washington, with a handful of patients from the local towns.
Within eight years it became necessary to secure a more spacious and appropriate location. Raptor House is approximately 5.78 acres of land with various building, and a pond in rural East Selah Rd, in Yakima, Washington. Giving migratory bird species a second chance. The small pond and island serves as a place for injured ducks,swans, and shore birds.
The Raptor House Rehabilitation Center is run solely on public donations and volunteers, contrary to popular belief, there is no state or federal funding for wildlife rehabilitation. We have a small base of regular donors. Most of these people have had the opportunity to bring in an injured, sick or orphaned raptors to the center. With the current economic climate, monthly donations have dropped since August 2006. We absolutely must increase our donations in order to accept every injured, sick or orphaned raptor brought to our doorstep. Will you help?