Hotline: 805-543-9453 (WILD)

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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PWC - In the News!

Check out the latest news coverage and podcasts!
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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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A hawk?

Falcon

Cooper’s Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Coopers hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Owl

Sharpie!

Coopers hawk

Wild Turkey

Un Falcón de cola escalonada

Coopers hawk

Bryanna Cleland

Lizard

I am thinking Turkey!

An owl🦉🦉🦉

some sort of hawk

Accipter, possibly Sharp-shinned.

bird

Coopers Hawk?

It's a hawk...

Bird

Coopers Hawk?

Owl, not sure what kind though.

Sharp shinned hawk or Cooper’s hawk

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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!

#freedomfriday #wildlife #homesweethome
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Release videos help ❤️

What a wonderful post. It does, indeed make me happy and calmer after the horrors of yesterday's news. Thanks!

And to the people of Paradise. Truly a heartbreak

Thank you for bringing a smile to my face

Thank you!

I do love days like this. I did wildlife rehab a few years back and there was nothing better than releasing them back to the wild.💕💕

Gives us hope..thanks

Thank you for all you do 💚

Great post yes thanks for all the rehab you do.

I appreciate your work.

Look how they stay together.

GOODBYE BUDDIES

Bless you and your efforts.

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6 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

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
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Did you go?  Wonderful soups were there.  Money raised for our wildlife patients!

 

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If you ever need a judge to taste any type of food, pick me! I'm a food expert 😉

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.

#wildlife #graysquirrel #wildliferescue
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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. 

#wildlife #graysquirrel #wildliferescue

 

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Dogs off leash....GRrrrrrrrrrrr

Thanks to you all.

precious little baby

💗💞

If only we could get PG&E to stop cutting down all the trees.

Love squirrels. He is so cute. Thank you for his care.

They are so cute! I've helped feed babies with the foster mama (she's my mama) recently they had a flying squirrel...they stink but are so cute!

So cute! Thanks for taking care of him!!!

We just got one baby western grey here at NAR I wonder if we should put them together?

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