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.
Our hearts go out to the people of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as they cope with a mass shooting and wildfires. We hope that this Freedom Friday video brings a little cheer at this time of grief and sadness. These two Western Grebes came to us emaciated and, in one case, covered in oil. After being washed (please don't try this at home, it takes specialized knowledge), and given a proper diet and vitamins, they were allowed time to regain conditioning and waterproofing in our pelagic pool. Now strong and healthy, the birds were released into the bay. We wish them well and many fish meals!
Did you go? Wonderful soups were there. Money raised for our wildlife patients!WHO WON BEST SOUPS AT SOUPABRATION 2018????
The celebrity judges pictured below (left to right) Teri Bayus, County Supervison Bruce Gibson, Consuelo Macedo, Chef Matthew Beaudin and Chef Dakota Weiss, agreed that the BEST OF SHOW SOUP was a shrimp and clam chowder from DIVINE STREET CATERING. Congratulations!! Thank you Celebrity Judges. Pacific Wildlife Care is honored to have your support.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD FOR FAVORITE SOUP went to LINN'S OF CAMBRIA for a Corn, Rock Shrimp, and Shishito Pepper Bisque. Congratulations!!
Best Bisque or Chowder, LINN'S OF CAMBRIA for Chef Matt'sCorn, Rock Shrimp, and Shishito Pepper Bisque.
Best Vegetarian, SHINE CAFE, for a Pozole with Braised Jack Fruit.
Best Seasonal, CAVALIER COASTAL KITCEHN FOR A Pumpkin Bisque with Purple Carrot Foam.
Honorary Mention Awards went to BLACK CAT BISTRO for their bisque; MANTA REY RESTAURANT for both their seasonal and vegetarian entries.
Pacific Wildlife Care is honored for the participation of all the chefs and restaurants in this year's event. They helped us raise well over $20,000.
And thank you to our wineries, apple cider and gourmet food participants for giving us your valuable time.
Too all those persons who purchased tickets--You showed the love.
Lastly, VOLUNTEERS!!!! Soupabration! does not happen without the generous hearts of all the volunteers who work throughout the year and during the event to make Soupabration a CENTRAL COAST CLASSIC FUNDRAISING EVENT ... See MoreSee Less
It may be November but we are still getting in baby wildlife. This Western Gray Squirrel fell from his nest and was caught by a dog. His sibling was unfortunately killed, but this little one is doing well and should make a full recovery. You can often see Gray Squirrels in trees as that’s where they nest and spend most of the day. They do come down from the trees to forage for seeds, nuts, and berries.