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

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PWC - In the News!

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18 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so here are some fun Wild Turkey facts for you. 🙂 🦃

#wildturkey #thanksgiving #yourwildcity
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner so here are some fun Wild Turkey facts for you. 🙂 🦃

#wildturkey #thanksgiving #yourwildcity

 

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Such magnificent beings! I wish humans would stop eating them.

3 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Cats don't "just" catch rodents when they go outside; a huge variety of wildlife species can be affected. Keeping cats indoors (or restricted to catios/catteries for outdoor time) keeps wildlife safe; it also keeps cats safe too! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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'Tis the way of nature.

My cats just watch but my dog would love to be a bird dog. I keep them indoors.

Yea domestic felines . .

Cats suck. That is all.

Goodbye.

Well you will have your work cut out for you! Demonizing cats is not the way to go, they usually are feral and homeless. Spay and neutering is the responsible cat owners best option.

yeah, somebody nailed my gopher snake! now the gopher feels very bold.

Indoors only!!

Kill all kats n save the rest!

Really think this post should have been thought out more.

So....the feral colony i trapped fixed and released was a bad idea? I guess i should have kept them all in my house? Smh

Each cat can kill 800 small animals a year. No excuse to ever let them free.

My cats are crazy efficient killers!!!! If i let them outside nothing under 10 lbs would survive for miles !!!!!!!!!

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Freedom Friday! This female, juvenile Cooper’s Hawk was brought to our clinic after being found in Morro Bay unable to stand or use her legs. These long-tailed accipiters race through dense foliage in pursuit of small birds and frequently hit windows. She was given an anti-inflammatory drug and pain medication and allowed several weeks of recuperation before being returned to her wild home. Thank you to our supporters, volunteers and staff for making these success stories possible!

#coopershawk #freedomfriday #backtothewild #homesweethome
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Comment on Facebook

I love Freedom Friday❤️

Freedom Fridays are such a breath of fresh air. ❣️

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 hawk?

Falcon

Cooper’s Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Coopers hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Owl

Sharpie!

Coopers hawk

Wild Turkey

Un Falcón de cola escalonada

Coopers hawk

Bryanna Cleland

Lizard

I am thinking Turkey!

An owl🦉🦉🦉

some sort of hawk

Accipter, possibly Sharp-shinned.

bird

Coopers Hawk?

It's a hawk...

Bird

Coopers Hawk?

Owl, not sure what kind though.

Sharp shinned hawk or Cooper’s hawk

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