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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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23 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Releasing sky lanterns and going to lantern festivals may seem like a cool and fun idea but it is not! Unfortunately, this flaming trash is horrible for the environment and wildlife. They have even caused wildfires and one a few months back locally here in Morro Bay. Please don't go to these events or release lanterns!

#skylanterns #lanternfestival #thelightsfest #risefestival #wildfires #ballonsblow #morrobay #pacificwildlifecare
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Releasing sky lanterns and going to lantern festivals may seem like a cool and fun idea but it is not! Unfortunately, this flaming trash is horrible for the environment and wildlife. They have even caused wildfires and one a few months back locally here in Morro Bay. Please dont go to these events or release lanterns! 

#skylanterns #lanternfestival #thelightsfest #risefestival #wildfires #ballonsblow #morrobay #pacificwildlifecare

 

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Same with balloon releases. Not good 😞

I think they are illegal/banned in CA?!

There are some very responsible lantern festival groups, who work with Native Americans to utilize empty desert space, with virtually no vegetation or structures. They also have a stringent clean up and sustainability policy, which is committed to leaving the earth cleaner than they started. Partake responsibly.. Sending them up locally in a high fire risk area is unacceptable. risefestival.com/sustainability/ is an excellent example of a responsible lantern festival.

Found these in my horse pasture. I have curious horses who like to chew on everything. This makes for a terrible vet bill......

Got so mad at some tourists who were releasing these at the dunes in Pismo. They didn't care and set them free, because it would go out to sea. I explained about sea life trying to eat them, and what if it drifts back to land? They didn't care when I also told them it was illegal. Watched hopelessly as they drifted towards Avila.

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2 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Some of the most impressive wildlife spectacles happen like clockwork each fall on national wildlife refuges. We've listed out a few favorites: bit.ly/2hDrw54

Photo: Morning fly-out, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Kim Hang Dessoliers / ShareTheExperience.org
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3 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

By growing native plants, you can help protect birds while turning your home into a private wildlife paradise. www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Freedom Friday! This sassy Red-tailed Hawk is showing off his beautiful feathers and letting us know he wants nothing to do with us anymore! He came in as a youngster that fell from his nest and after some time growing up and learning how to hunt he was ready to go. He wasted no time in flying off when he was released. Good luck out there!

#freedomfriday #sassypants #redtailedhawk #hawk #wildlife #backtothewild #wildliferelease
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Freedom Friday! This sassy Red-tailed Hawk is showing off his beautiful feathers and letting us know he wants nothing to do with us anymore! He came in as a youngster that fell from his nest and after some time growing up and learning how to hunt he was ready to go. He wasted no time in flying off when he was released. Good luck out there!

#freedomfriday #sassypants #redtailedhawk #hawk #wildlife #backtothewild #wildlifereleaseImage attachment

 

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Fly free little one!

He's gorgeous!

Blessings!