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MARCH 12 - 17: SLO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Pacific Wildlife Care has partnered again with the SLO International Film Festival with an award in the Young Filmmakers of Tomorrow category, The Wild World We Love. All youth films selected, including the winner of this award, will be shown on Sunday, March 17. Awards presented at .
We also are sponsoring a full-feature documentary, The Trouble With Wolves, by Collin Monda. This film will be screened on Friday, March 15 at 1:15 pm and 7:15 pm and Saturday, March 16 at 1:15 pm. at the Downtown Centre in SLO. Come meet the filmmaker and see all sides of coexistence with this top apex predator. More Info: https://slofilmfest.org/
MARCH 20: CALIFORNIA WILDLIFE DAY
The designation of this day on the Spring Equinox every year is meant to advance the preservation and protection of our ecosystem for future generations. Think about supporting our work by becoming a volunteer, donating supplies on our Amazon Wishlist [hyperlink from website], selecting us as your charity when purchasing on Amazon via AmazonSmile, setting up a monthly subscription or making a one-time donation.
MARCH 30: MORRO BAY WILD, 10:00 am & 1:00 pm
Two 2-hour exclusive tours to meet Pacific Wildlife Care--10:00 am & 1:00 pm. See first-hand the inner workings of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay with a virtual tour presented by Virginia Flaherty, PWC educator and Rehabilitation Technician, a walk-thru of the facility and grounds, and meet our non-releasable wildlife ambassadors. Light refreshments provided. Please note: This is a working wildlife hospital, so viewing patients in our care will not be permissible.
Purchase tickets at Morro Bay WILD. Only 16 tickets at each tour - $20 per person.
APRIL 27: EARTH DAY FAIR! 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come meet our Wildlife Ambassadors at the 29th Annual San Luis Obispo County Earth Day Fair at Laguna Park! Learn about what we do as the only organization permitted to rescue and rehabilitate injured, orphaned, sick and pollution-damaged wildlife (excluding adult deer, bear, mountain lion, feral pig, and marine mammals) with the goal of releasing healthy back to the wild.
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.
This young opossum came into the clinic after being caught by someone’s cat. He has wounds on his skull, neck and shoulders. He is too sick right now for surgery, so in the meantime, our veterinarian put in a drain and bandaged his wounds. Unfortunately, cat caught injuries in wildlife are all too common. We love our kitty friends but it is safer for them and wildlife if they are kept indoors. If that’s not possible, then building a nice outdoor catio space can be the next best option. Keeping your cats indoors keeps them safe from being hit by cars, getting lost, fighting with other animals, and catching feline diseases. Help save wildlife and keep your cat safe too... win-win!
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Poor baby. Hoping for a speedy recovery!
Another wonderful option for explorer kitties is leash training. Smoukee loves adventuring, but is an indoor kitty.
Suggestions for feral cats? I have 3 that I look after. My own cats are indoor only.
Of course, if you live where there are raccoons and your kitty is an outdoor kitty, this could be your cat with those injuries.
I had a baby opossum come into my house in slo and best in a bed of clothes I was going to donate. I called him Winthorpe. I let him come and go as he pleased. He was amazing.
Thank you for caring for him.
Nuts! I like a catio. No rodents around here, O'possums come in the summer, cat's don't mind but, they shouldn't ... Love the Mrs O around here ...
I'm still mad at my dogs for killing a lizard. Terriers. Dammit.
Unfortunately, I have a lot of feral cats where I live from human irresponsibility, I hope that baby makes it
Poor, little baby....he wouldn't hurt anyone. :'(
Poor little guy. I hope he is able to make a full recovery. Opos became my special (dare i say favorite) animals to care for at my wildlife center. They are so sweet
What an incredible momma!We bet we weren't the only ones who got up repeatedly during the night to check on Jackie. About 10" of snow accumulated overnight. Jackie got covered up several times. She woke up occasionally, shook off the snow, rolled the eggs, and laid back down. Here are some photos from the night. You can check the timestamp at the bottom. Brrrr. ... See MoreSee Less
Freedom Friday! These two Raccoons came into the clinic as orphans. They learned the necessary skills for survival while in our care like how to climb, forage for food, and be wary of people. Raccoons are highly intelligent creatures and capable of solving simple puzzles, especially when food is involved. So make sure to secure your trash to avoid any unwanted guests. We hope these two Raccoons have a long life in the wild full of their favorite foods of bugs, berries, and crayfish!
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why don't you release at night and new moon? less chance of them being spotted by a predator and gives them more of a chance to learn to acclimate to their new environment and freedom when released at night (dark) and new moon (even darker)....