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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

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Pacific Wildlife Care

Guess the animal! What animal do you think this is? 🙂

*We will give out the answer on Friday in the comments section.

#whatisit #guesstheanimal #wildlife
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Guess the animal! What animal do you think this is? 🙂 

*We will give out the answer on Friday in the comments section. 

#whatisit #guesstheanimal #wildlife

 

Comment on Facebook

A horned toad or lizard.....

Horned Lizaard

It looks like a bearded dragon...I love them so much...

obviously, it's a DRAGON! 😉 or maybe a horned toad?

Bearded dragon

Horned toad

Bearded dragon

Horned toad

Bearded dragon

Bearded dragon...

My alma maters mascot, the "ishootbloodotamyeyes" almighty horned frog

Horny toad is my guess

Gilla Monster

Styracosaurus?

Horned lizard

horned lizard?? (horney toad)

Horned Frog???

Horned toad

Phrynosoma blainvillii

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Lizard

Horned toad

Horny toad!

Horny toad

Horned toad

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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. ❤️

#raccoon #wildliferehabber #wildliferescue
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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. ❤️

#raccoon #wildliferehabber #wildliferescue

 

Comment on Facebook

the bandit is happy

Love what you do! Thank you!

I so wish I lived closer as I am looking for a wildlife center at which to volunteer. But up here in the Bay Area. Thanks for the work you're doing.

Awwwwwwwww sweetie pie

Julie Gruba

freaking people in cars. I always look out for animals and try to avoid running them over. people need to be more careful

Thank you for helping our wildlife.

Alanah Tucker Christina V Heasley Liz Roberts Lauren Shand 🙂

Auntie Mary Nolan Foster 💙

Thank you all for all you do for them

look at the adorable face

I am but don't have the time or space now ... sometime I'll be back in the saddle again ...

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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. 🦇

#bats #bat #pallidbat #wildliferehab #babybat #wildliferescue #wildlife
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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. 🦇

#bats #bat #pallidbat #wildliferehab #babybat #wildliferescue #wildlife

 

Comment on Facebook

You guys are awesome!!! Thanks for all of your hard work with our wildlife.

Sending warm, healing thoughts that the baby continues to grow strong and healthy.

Claire look at that little snoot!

Bats are one of the most awesome creature ever,I love bats ,thanks for caring for them!

Awesome job Melinda ❤️, what a great job you have. I still remember at my 16th birthday party you had that tiny Fox.

He is awesome and so are you..thank you for the love honey....all life matters

Bless you. Awesome work.

Bat's are the Coolest ... Nothing to fear

Kisses baby. Get strong.

Amazing how God designed all ANIMALS for a purpose. What a picture of a bats life people NEVER GET TO SEE! Thanks.

So tiny! I love you little bat. Be strong! Keep us posted!

Well done! Thank you!

Mike Daulton our backyard!

I love him

so tiny

His toes! His ears! What a good little creature of the night.

Nice Save!!

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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/

#freedomfriday #backtothewild #homesweethome #wildliferelease #mockingbird #northernmockingbird
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Comment on Facebook

Fantastic

Yay! Cool in slo-mo!

So cool

Wonderful