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

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PWC - In the News!

Check out the latest news coverage and podcasts!
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Pacific Eye is sponsoring a favorite charity contest from October 23-November 23. Please vote for Pacific Wildlife Care.

Community members can vote once per day for their charity of choice one of three ways starting Monday, October 23rd through Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd:
· At www.paceyemd.com
· At www.facebook.com/PacEyeMD
· Or, visit any Pacific Eye office on the Central Coast and fill out a written ballot at the front desk.

The winner receives $5,000. We will post daily reminders as you can vote daily. Attached will be wildlife photographs of some of the best photographers in our area. Here is a bear captured in Santa Margarita by a motion sensitive camera owned by Learning Among the Oaks.
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Pacific Eye is sponsoring a favorite charity contest from October 23-November 23.  Please vote for Pacific Wildlife Care.  

Community members can vote once per day for their charity of choice one of three ways starting Monday, October 23rd through Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd: 
  ·      At www.paceyemd.com
  ·      At www.facebook.com/PacEyeMD
  ·      Or, visit any Pacific Eye office on the Central Coast and fill out a written ballot at the front desk.

The winner receives $5,000.  We will post daily reminders as you can vote daily.  Attached will be wildlife photographs of some of the best photographers in our area. Here is a bear captured in Santa Margarita by a motion sensitive camera owned by Learning Among the Oaks.

 

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keep them safe

1 day ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

More than Halloween decorations, these flying mammals play an important role in pest control. In one night, a pregnant female can eat her weight in insects! flic.kr/p/qYRfLC

Photo: Northern long-eared bat courtesy of Midwest USFWS
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In the evenings I open my front door so I can have a chance to glimpse our resident bat(s) flying around outside. Love them!

2 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Did you know that Barn Owls swallow their prey whole—skin, bones, and all? They eat up to 1,000 mice each year. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Yay for barn owls! <3

oh!I thought this one was laughing a some barn owl joke!

Freedom Friday! This Barn Owl was weak and overheated when he came into our clinic. He made a great recovery and is now back out in the wild!

#freedomfriday #wildliferelease #wildliferehab #barnowl #backtothewild #pacificwildlifecare
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Guess those feet! What animal do you think this foot belongs to?

#wildlife #guesstheanimal #pacificwildlifecare
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Guess those feet! What animal do you think this foot belongs to? 

#wildlife #guesstheanimal #pacificwildlifecare

 

Comment on Facebook

red shouldered hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Hint: I often catch prey in mid air 🙂

Which bird Jim Margie Furco?

Yellow makes me think Bald Eagle 🤔

sharp-shinned hawk?

Roadrunner

peregrine falcon

Thanks for everyone who participated this week! This one was a little more challenging but it is the talon of our educational ambassador Morro the Peregrine Falcon! Those long toes and bumps on their feet help them catch and grip prey better 🙂.

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