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 is a female Northern Flicker, a type of woodpecker. She was brought to us from Atascadero and is recovering from spinal trauma. Flickers are beautiful birds that show bright red feathers under their wings and tails when in flight. They are often seen on the ground enjoying their favorite diet of ants and bugs. Male Northern Flickers have red moustaches and a black chest crescent and, like other woodpeckers, they make loud, frequent calls and drum sounds.
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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and here are some fun turkey facts for you. Also, did you know that very few domestic animals originated from North America but our gobbling turkey friends happen to be one of them. So those farm raised turkeys are the same species as the wild turkeys you see. 🦃
They occasionally cause a traffic jam on my rural drive. They leisurely walk down and across the road. Just when you think they have all crossed, sever more run out of the bushes. One day, I counted 25!
Susanne,that one time your turkeys were totally into me. Jeff
Are we ahead? We might be, or our close competion might have pulled ahead. You can find out above. Tell your friends too please! We receive and treat almost 3,000 animals a year. As of Sunday, it was 2,286 so far in 2017.
Lesser Sandhill Cranes at Merced National Wildlife Refuge from Don Quintana. ... See MoreSee Less
Voting time is here again, we love your votes and so do the 2280+ animals PWC has taken in and helped in 2017! The $5,000, if we win it, will pay for 5 days of care for everything we have in our care. Most of you know we have our own full time wildlife veterinarian, and other well-trained staff, and lots of food, meds, and other expenses.
Please vote today, and every day up to and including Thanksgiving Day!
Marty, go to the link above, scroll down to PWC and click in the space for a check mark. Another window comes up and asks for your cell phone number, once you have received the pass code via a text messages and entered it into the space for that, it will show you have voted. -Meg