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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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.

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Volunteers, supporters, and wildlife advocates share heartfelt, memorable stories...

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PWC - In the News!

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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
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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

 

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Bald Eagle

In case it's not the obvious I'm gonna guess osprey just to mix it up.

Bald eagle

it has my name

Bald Eagle 🦅

Bald 🦅

Bald eagle

Bald eagle!

Bald eagle 🦅

The great bald eagle

Its a Bald Eagle!

Adult one of these 😁

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle 🦅

Bald

Osprey or bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle . National bird of US .

eagle??

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bald eagle!

Bald Eagle!!!

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This baby opossum was attacked by a dog and suffered a broken femur. Our veterinarian surgically inserted a pin and external fixator until the break is healed enough for the pin to be removed. He is doing great so far and we expect him to make a full recovery. 🙂 Opossums may look scary to some but they mean you no harm. They are easily frightened but when cornered will show their teeth and growl. Please just leave them alone and let them go on their way... they have an important job to do eating all the snails, slugs, and ticks from your yard!

#opossum #awesomepossom #wildlife
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This baby opossum was attacked by a dog and suffered a broken femur. Our veterinarian surgically inserted a pin and external fixator until the break is healed enough for the pin to be removed. He is doing great so far and we expect him to make a full recovery. 🙂 Opossums may look scary to some but they mean you no harm. They are easily frightened but when cornered will show their teeth and growl. Please just leave them alone and let them go on their way... they have an important job to do eating all the snails, slugs, and ticks from your yard! 

#opossum #awesomepossom #wildlife

 

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I think they are cute actually

Have one who eats with the cats and a few times have slept in the same house as the cats. We have an understanding leave my chickens alone and we are good. I dont harm any animals.

People who save animals are my heroes 💕

I have oppossums in my shed and they share food with the feral farm cats and skunks and sometimes raccoons . I give fresh water and put in shed for the cats if these creatures come so be it. I dont run them off.

They are cute and an important part of the ecosystem.

Heal good, Sweetheart. Glad you were found and brought to Pacific Wildlife Care.

I ❤️ Possums!!!! Believe it or I grew up with a grandma who is a Possum advocate literally! I spent my whole life watching her raise them (when separated from their mothers) and release, pretty amazing little guys👍🏻

He wants to come live on our property!

Pretty baby. Thank you for helping the little critter.

I just think they are so adorable 😊

Poor sweet baby!!! Possums are awesome! I had one about this age hiding out in the henhouse. Not a great idea, so i scooted him out gently. Twice. Found his new hiding place, but still no mama around. So i gave him some nice fruit a few times, and he finally was good to go.

Poor baby, I love opossums. I hope he gets better real soon

The help.Good animals don't carry disease.

A Opossum Family Of 5 visit my house to eat from the food we put out for the nightly, I Love 💕 This Opossum Family! 🌿🦔🦔🦔🦔🦔🦔🐾

Praying for a quick recovery. Thank you for taking care of them!

Get better soon little one

A great testimony to your miraculous skill and after care!! Such tiny bones to work with... thank you for your love

What a little sweetie!

Oh no we love our possums

I had a family of 15 living under my house. We had to re-home them to a 200 acre forest about 20 miles from my house. I had the proper people to trap them and move the WHOLE family. I love opossums they are so sweet.

Poor little one. Opossums are awesome little critters. 💜

Is this one a young opossum?

Is it just a baby? You can release him to my yard and I'll take care of him

Healing prayers for this sweet little one✨✨

They're actually adorable and very laid back, as long as you're not trying to mess with them.

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Different animal options for Santa this year! 🦑🐟🦖🐝

#birdandmooncomics #santa #reindeeralternatives
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Different animal options for Santa this year! 🦑🐟🦖🐝

#birdandmooncomics #santa #reindeeralternatives

 

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V Tarini Naidu. Yamini Dwarakanath

How does one leash a swarm of bees?

4 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Kaua'i Albatross Network
Clack (KP643) arrived last night and her mate Click (KP338) flew in to join her this morning. Their rowdy celebration could be heard way up the street!🤣
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Clack just laid an egg too.

This bird i a great bird to follow. Been watching her for a few years.

Love it.

How sweet Love it.

5 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
When your bear biologist knows *exactly* where to put the trail camera... Enjoy this behind the scenes moment with a mother bear nursing her 3 cubs. Follow our biologists in the field with the Animal Planet show, Into Alaska, on Monday nights! Check your guide for local listing times.
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Lauren McElroy

How wonderful!

Roger Wagner

Way cool!

Wow, how precious! 💜

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