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.
Are you aware of Amazon Smile? The URL is actually smile.amazon.com. you can sign-up with it and then use it anytime you purchase something from Amazon. You can even setup a reminder to remind you to go there, if you are ready to buy something, if you forget about smile.amazon.com at first. PWC has been signed up as a recipient for some years to get donations, and we have received over $1,000 total, so it can mount up. It's an easy way to give money to the wildlife we know you love. (Fun fact: If you are sending a birthday gift for example, you can give delivery instructions such as "don't deliver before Sept. 30".) ... See MoreSee Less
Raven or Crow? For some it can be hard to differentiate the two. Corax, our Education Ambassador, can help you see the differences. He is a Common Raven and is posing to illustrate some features that, in addition to his bigger size, make him a raven and not a crow. He has a thicker beak with stiff feathers called crines covering his nostrils. His shaggy throat feathers can be made to look fluffy or sleek depending on his need to appear bigger, a feature that crows lack. Corax can control the feathers covering his head sometimes making them stand up straight and showing two feathery “horns” when he is excited. You can also see how his black feathers appear almost bluish in reflected light.