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.
Mark your calendars! Our upcoming webinar is Thursday, September 20th, 12:00 -1:00 PM (PST). Mountain lion researchers Quinton Martins and WInston Vickers will examine the future of mountain lions in the Bay Area, introduce you to their research cats, and share how their community-based research and education projects in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa are trying to answer questions about these remarkable animals. www.wildfutures.us/upcoming.html... See MoreSee Less
‘Tis baby season - yes, still! We always get so many every spring and summer, and the funds are always scarce. We do have an incentive for anyone who gives $100 via our link below, it is the chance to win a lovely matted and framed photo of a Barn Owl.
Freedom Friday! These four orphaned skunks were learning to hunt for bugs by digging in the dirt. They were all released back to the wild recently! The black and white coloration of a skunk is a warning to predators to leave them alone. Skunks would rather not waste their special scented spray so, when threatened, a skunk’s first line of defense is to warn predators by stamping his feet, shaking his tail, and growling. As a last resort, he will spray his famous skunk odor which sends most predators running. We wish these four skunks the best as they venture their way back to the wild.
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Wildlife and humans just need to co-exist. If we just educate ourselves, there wouldn't be necessary to kill them. Pacific Wildlife has a lot of information. Of course caring is the key word here. Setting traps or poisons seems easy.
Bonnie Stow Bush, do they look like your little visitors? Cute.
They are cute and stinky! LOL
My son who is a critter ridder removal person said that it is painful to the skunk when it sprays,,,incorrect?
A Barn Owl success story! This little one was found on the ground having fallen from a nest. After an examination by our veterinarian showed he was healthy and uninjured, he was successfully returned to his home by our fabulous volunteer, Bob Peak. Over the past decade, Bob has renested scores of baby birds for Pacific Wildlife Care. Whenever possible, we do our best to return babies to be raised by their parents. They are much better at it than we can ever be.