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

Volunteer

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 Stories

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

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PWC - In the News!

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15 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Besides grebes, this is another seabird we often see at our clinic. This is a Common Murre and they spend the majority of their lives at sea. This bird is spending time in one of our hospital pools while she recovers from a wound on her wing that required sutures from our veterinarian. If you see a murre on the beach, they are injured or oiled and need to get to a wildlife rehabilitator immediately.

#wildliferehab #commonmurre #seabird
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Besides grebes, this is another seabird we often see at our clinic. This is a Common Murre and they spend the majority of their lives at sea. This bird is spending time in one of our hospital pools while she recovers from a wound on her wing that required sutures from our veterinarian. If you see a murre on the beach, they are injured or oiled and need to get to a wildlife rehabilitator immediately. 

#wildliferehab #commonmurre #seabird

 

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i love her

She’s beautiful

Thank you♥️

What a beauty!

Beautiful bird!

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18 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Wednesday, and time for each holdhold in SLO County and Santa Barbara County to vote for their favorite charity: Pacific Wildlife Care. No more than 1 vote per household or we lose all our votes, thanks!

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Wednesday, and time for each holdhold in SLO County and Santa Barbara County to vote for their favorite charity: Pacific Wildlife Care. No more than 1 vote per household or we lose all our votes,  thanks!

http://ksby.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?contestid=487678Image attachment

2 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

We have received 134 oiled and/or starving grebes so far this year and the birds are still coming in to our clinic. The recent storms have stirred up natural seepage on the ocean floor which spreads out on the water surface contaminating these animals. Because the birds will die if they are not cleaned, they must go through a labor-intensive and time-consuming process involving a medical examination, stabilization, washing, post-care and conditioning. If you see any oiled, sick or injured wildlife here in our county, please call the PWC wildlife hotline at 805-543-WILD (9453). PWC recommends that you not handle oiled wildlife without protection as the oil can be toxic to skin and lungs.
We want to say a huge thank you to the people who have donated so far. Without you, these birds would not have a second chance at life!

#wildlife #oiledseabirds #oiledbird #wildliferescue #wildliferehab
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We have received 134 oiled and/or starving grebes so far this year and the birds are still coming in to our clinic. The recent storms have stirred up natural seepage on the ocean floor which spreads out on the water surface contaminating these animals. Because the birds will die if they are not cleaned, they must go through a labor-intensive and time-consuming process involving a medical examination, stabilization, washing, post-care and conditioning. If you see any oiled, sick or injured wildlife here in our county, please call the PWC wildlife hotline at 805-543-WILD (9453). PWC recommends that you not handle oiled wildlife without protection as the oil can be toxic to skin and lungs.
We want to say a huge thank you to the people who have donated so far. Without you, these birds would not have a second chance at life!

#wildlife #oiledseabirds #oiledbird #wildliferescue #wildliferehabImage attachment

 

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this afternoon around 3 at the east end of the marina parking lot, i looked across the water and saw these beached grebes. i didn't call you.

I picked up a Surf Scoter at Oceano Dunes on Saturday evening and took him to the Rangers. Did they bring him to you, and if so, any updates?

I've made several attempts to be a volunteer with you, but just keep getting tossed to a different person, was suppose to get an email about how to be a volunteer, still haven't recieved it... would love to physically help clean some birds.

Question: Over the years I see many commercials for Dawn dishwashing liquid,, emphasizing how efficient it is for cleaning oiler birds. Do they donate bottles of Dawn to you all? Just curious.

2 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Tuesday, time to vote for Pacific Wildlife Care.

ksby.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?contestid=487678

If you have not registered yet, do that. Then one vote per day per household or all our votes are thrown out. You need to live in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara County.
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Tuesday, time to vote for Pacific Wildlife Care.  

http://ksby.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?contestid=487678

If you have not registered yet, do that.  Then one vote per day per household or all our votes are thrown out.  You need to live in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara County.Image attachment

 

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Devra, not sure I understand. Have you logged in? -Meg

having trouble voting; keeps bouncing me back to you must be logged in page.

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Tyler Pearson Trout obviously didn’t read this. 😬

IMPORTANT !!!

I am and an animal Lover Please help support my Parson's chameleon page by liking and following everyone

A lot of animals have to leave their young to hunt too. Mama cat doesn't get food delivered by anyone, she has to go get it. Their best shot at survival is being with Mama until they're weaned and ready to go.

I had no idea! Thank you for this!

https://www.facebook.com/Planet-Parsonii-304044430025717/

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