Hotline: 805-543-9453 (WILD)

Who We Are

800+ strong and growing!  
Members, donors, volunteers & staff working together to support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo County through rehabilitation and educational outreach.

Pacific Wildlife Care is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

What We Do

We treat nearly 3,000 wild animal patients every year, from over 200 different species. Our goal? To return healthy animals to the wild! We also provide educational presentations for local organizations and schools.

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Why It Matters

[Wildlife rehabilitation] "is a process of coming to know something quite unlike you, to understand it well enough not only to keep it alive but also to put it back, like a puzzle piece, into the gap in the world it left behind."

 -- Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk

Volunteer

Register to attend a volunteer opportunities orientation (VOO)  and start making a difference in the well being of our local wildlife. Check out our event calendar for the next VOO.

Our Stories

Volunteers, supporters, and wildlife advocates share heartfelt, memorable stories...

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A Message from Jeri Roberts

By Jeanette Stone | September 29, 2016

It’s with great sadness that I tell you Jack, our Educational Merlin Falcon, passed away recently. I feel especially blessed to have lived with and cared for him the past 11 years.  We made many public appearances together during that time. He taught and thrilled so many children and adults over his years as an ambassador. Jack was…

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Pip, American Kestrel

Meet Pip, Newest Wildlife Ambassador

By Jeanette Stone | September 27, 2016

Pip’s story: AMERICAN KESTREL Falco sparverius Pip is an American Kestrel brought to PWC in May, 2016 as an injured fledgling. His tail feathers were still partly sheathed indicative of a young bird. A cat had carried him indoors and he had multiple puncture wounds consistent with being cat-caught. He also had a dislocation in…

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Don’t Try This at Home: The Saga of CORA 16-1623

By Pam Hartmann | September 9, 2016

Common Raven 16-1623, admitted to the clinic on June 22, made himself at home on a table in the Intake Room, appearing completely comfortable in what should have been an alien environment, with four humans observing him. He ate out of bowls, took food from humans’ hands, and displayed curiosity about, well, everything. He tore…

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Four juvenile Brandt's Cormorants were released recently in spite of the fact that they were severely emaciated and infested with intestinal parasites when first admitted to the clinic. Two of them had no detectable blood proteins. This makes their recovery even more remarkable, as recovering from such a degree of debilitation is quite unlikely. The volunteer releasing them is Jermaine Washington, one of our newer clinic recruits. ... See MoreSee Less

Four juvenile Brandts Cormorants were released recently in spite of the fact that they were severely emaciated and infested with intestinal parasites when first admitted to the clinic. Two of them had no detectable blood proteins. This makes their recovery even more remarkable, as recovering from such a degree of debilitation is quite unlikely. The volunteer releasing them is Jermaine Washington, one of our newer clinic recruits.

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Diane Tootle SmithYay!

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Cyn HopkinsI love this picture. I love that you brought them back to recovery. I love that they're now (hopefully) thriving in the wild. Thank you!

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Marsea StarleyI respect your team so much. The work you do is amazing.

18 hours ago
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Melissa ElgueraYay! Sweet release!

14 hours ago
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This is a short video of Gwen Kellas exercising a Red-tailed hawk on a creance line. Creance is a technique used to condition birds for release. The slow motion allows for a good view of the bird's flight mechanics. ... See MoreSee Less

Our fundraiser, Soupabration! is coming together for Sunday, Nov. 6 in Morro Bay. Watch this video to learn more about this year's event. www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH3HoS7wn1U ... See MoreSee Less

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