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.
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Great Stuff 🦅🦉
Had an adult Male great horned owl pass in my arms, a few years ago. When I found him....I knew what was wrong...I had seen it plenty of times before....I held him and whispered, "it will be over soon, my friend". I dont think I've been completly right in the head since then. . . .poison is an ecological disaster....all it takes is a nudge on the first domino......
Freedom Friday! This Western Gray Squirrel has been through a lot in her young, short life. She came into the clinic in the beginning of June with her eyes just opened. A cat had removed her from the nest and killed her sibling. She has grown up in our care and is now back out in the wild able to care for herself. We released her in the squirrel nesting box she used at the clinic and will leave it up at her new location for as long as she needs it. Eventually, she will find a new nesting site of her own. We wish her many happy, cat-free climbing days!
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Don’t miss out on our annual fundraiser! This is our biggest fundraiser and we are expanding the venue, chefs and vendors in order to help fund more animal rescues and programs for Pacific Wildlife Care. ... See MoreSee Less
These baby opossums have a second chance at life! Their mom was, unfortunately, killed by a car but these babies survived protected in her pouch. They are doing well and learning to take formula from a syringe.