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.
[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
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.
We definitely couldn’t do what we do without our fabulous volunteers! A total of 10 baby raccoons are being cared for by home rehabilitator, Becky Evans. This raccoon’s mother was killed when she was hit by a car. He and his siblings will be cared for until they can survive on their own. As cute as baby raccoons look, to keep them healthy and wild, it takes the knowledge and skill of an experienced wildlife rehabilitator. If you find wildlife in distress, always call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator immediately. ❤️
This orphaned Pallid Bat, rescued from the floor of a cave, was brought to Pacific Wildlife Care where our bat expert, Melinda Alvarado, will care for him until he is old enough to be released. He is eating well and drinking bat formula from a sponge. Bats are a vital species in many ecosystems. We can thank them for ridding our evenings of midges and mosquitos but also for the chocolate we all enjoy. Many plants in the tropics rely on bats for pollination including cocoa, banana, mango and vanilla. Bats are essential pollinators for the agave——the base ingredient of tequila. So next time you’re sipping a margarita, you know who to thank. 🦇
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Freedom Friday! These two Northern Mockingbirds are back in the wild after being brought in as babies. This year our clinic has received hundreds of baby birds to raise. It’s great moments like these when you can see them fly back home that make all the long hours and hard work worth it. To help us continue our work we rely on donations and memberships to keep us going. The wildlife appreciates it! ❤️ www.pacificwildlifecare.org/make-a-donation/
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