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.
Western Gull Release Released from bluff above Santa Rosa Creek Lagoon, Cambria CA, San Luis Obispo County, on 06/24/2017 at around 4pm.
This bird was brought into Pacific Wildlife Care on 5/5/2017 after being found on edge of HWY1 in Cambria. Hit by car. Broken bones and other issues. ("R coracoid/clavicle fractures "). After 7 weeks of care at PWC, it's now back where it should be. ... See MoreSee Less
Released from bluff above Santa Rosa Creek Lagoon, Cambria CA, San Luis Obispo County, on 06/24/2017 at around 4pm. This bird was brought into Pacific Wildlife Care on 5/5/2017 after being found on ed...
Bald Eagles are doing well and a revisit of info about our Bald Eagle release last November. If you missed the photo and video which was on the Tribune's website then, check it out now: ... See MoreSee Less
At least 30 breeding pairs of bald eagles have been counted this spring in central coastal California, from Marin to San Luis Obispo County to Santa Barbara County, according to the Ventana Wildlife S...
Recently captured photos in the Pismo Preserve:New wildlife captures from the Pismo Preserve thanks to docents Gary and Darlene Felsman. Another nice series of gray fox photos + bobcat, deer family, skunk and coyote. ... See MoreSee Less
Fiona and her fledglings a few days ago. They are growing! Their handler, Kelly, says " The fledglings are spending most of her time outside of the nest now. I saw one bathing this morning which was really cool. I will be moving into the flight cage very soon " Keep watching! #pacificwildlifecare #wildliferescue #redshoulderedhawk #slowildlife ... See MoreSee Less