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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Proclamation: Pacific Wildlife Care recognized for 30 Years of Non-Profit Service to Wildlife

By Meg Crockett | March 11, 2017

The following proclamation was read and approved by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on March 7, 2017: (RESOLUTION RECOGNIZES AND THANKS PACIFIC WILDLIFE CARE FOR 30 YEARS OF WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH). WHEREAS, Pacific Wildlife Care is the only wildlife rehabilitation organization in San Luis Obispo County, an…

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Pruning Time is Here Again

By Meg Crockett | January 25, 2017

If your trees and bushes will need pruning this year, now is the time to do that pruning, in between storms! Oh, but you want to wait until spring, don’t you? It will be warmer weather, and birds will be out singing and building their nests. Yes, that is exactly why it wouldn’t be a…

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Happy New Year!

By Meg Crockett | January 20, 2017

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members, and Volunteers (who are often one and the same)! We are delighted to be able to announce that with your help, our $75,000 Matching Funds Campaign was a success! Thank you so much! This means that in 2017 we will continue the important work we do in…

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Pacific Wildlife Care

AS SEEN AT THE CENTER- We recently treated a Golden-Crowned Sparrow that had an encounter with a cat. According to Audubon: "Golden-crowned Sparrows nest in Alaska and western Canada; in summer, open scrubby areas near treeline there may resound with their sad, minor-key whistles. In fall, the birds move south along the Pacific slope. They are common in winter from Vancouver to San Diego, with flocks foraging on the ground under dense thickets, often mixed with equal numbers of White-crowned Sparrows." The bird was released after rehab at the center.
#pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #goldencrownsparrow #audubonsociety
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AS SEEN AT THE CENTER- We recently treated a Golden-Crowned Sparrow that had an encounter with a cat. According to Audubon: Golden-crowned Sparrows nest in Alaska and western Canada; in summer, open scrubby areas near treeline there may resound with their sad, minor-key whistles. In fall, the birds move south along the Pacific slope. They are common in winter from Vancouver to San Diego, with flocks foraging on the ground under dense thickets, often mixed with equal numbers of White-crowned Sparrows. The bird was released after rehab at the center.
#pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #goldencrownsparrow #audubonsociety

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Along with their cousins, the white crowns, they spend winter in our yard.

Dine For Wildlife! Make your reservations April 1-June 30th at Table 48 at Mother's Tavern, downtown SLO. This one special table seats 6 and for 3 months, 100% of proceeds for this one table will go to Pacific Wildlife Center. You need to call (805) 541-8733 and ask for Table 48. Only this one table will benefit us during this time period!! Eat out, share this with friends and family and help wildlife! #pacificwildlifecare #motherstavern #slowildlife ... See MoreSee Less

Dine For Wildlife! Make your reservations April 1-June 30th at Table 48 at Mothers Tavern, downtown SLO. This one special table seats 6 and for 3 months, 100% of proceeds for this one table will go to Pacific Wildlife Center. You need to call (805) 541-8733 and ask for Table 48.  Only this one table will benefit us during this time period!! Eat out, share this with friends and family and help wildlife! #pacificwildlifecare #motherstavern #slowildlife

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LillyThayer want to join us for a meal?

World Water Day is held annually on 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Now more important to ever to protect our precious resources for now and the future! Share to remind everyone how important it is to protect and conserve! ... See MoreSee Less

World Water Day is held annually on 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Now more important to ever to protect our precious resources for now and the future! Share to remind everyone how important it is to protect and conserve!

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