Judy Niedzwiecke

License Number 1583

Squirrel Expert


Robin Gold

Meet our Rehabbers

Sandy McCurdy

License Number 1584

Bunny Expert

Fawn Expert

Wildside has three facilities with three rehabbers coordinating and cooperating in the best interest of each individual critter.  One of us might have the best housing while another might have the time or expertise to best provide care.  We work together to nurture and protect them....we are a team.

It is against the law to contain a wild animal unless you have a license granted by O.D.F.W. (Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife).  To obtain a license we must pass a test.   Twice a year a licensed rehabilitator is required to report to O.D.F.W. on the status of every animal, where it came from, why it is kept and where it is released.  We are also required to attend educational conferences or seminars every year.

License Number 1587

Fawn Expert


Lives in Prineville

Judy and her husband, Andy, owned and managed a horse breeding farm in Southern California until they moved to Bend 28 years ago.  They have moved to Prineville, Oregon in 2019.

Judy organized and ran the foster program for the Humane Society of Central Oregon for 6 years and still participates in the program. 

Judy’s background in photography, journalism, graphic design and her organizational skills bring order and communication to Wildside Rehabilitation.  Judy publishes Wildside's Newsletter and produces this web site.

Lives in Sisters

Robin is originally from Connecticut where she became a licensed Wildlife Rehabber in 1991.  From Connecticut, she and her husband John, moved to Savannah, Georgia for the next 13 years.  Robin got her state Wildlife Rehabber's license in Georgia and continued her rehab work there.

In 2016 John retired from his job in TV advertising and Robin retired from her job as Executive Director of the Savannah Book Festival. They moved to Sisters, Oregon to be near family and the place they have loved for many years.

Robin obtained her Oregon Wildlife Rehabber's licenses for mammals, birds and raptors and devotes her time to her passion for saving and assisting wildlife.

Lives in Redmond

Sandy began rehabbing wildlife by volunteering with Bill and Jane Stevens when she was 10 years old.

Sandy volunteered at Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis while she was attending college.

Sandy has a bachelors degree and is currently working asa Veterinary Assistant at Brookswood Veterinary Clinic in Bend.

Wildside critters benefit from Sandy’s education, work experience and the vast knowledge she brings to us from the Stevens and Chintimini.