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

Volunteer

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.

Our Stories

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

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Pruning Time is Here Again

By Meg Crockett | January 25, 2017

If your trees and bushes will need pruning this year, now is the time to do that pruning, in between storms! Oh, but you want to wait until spring, don’t you? It will be warmer weather, and birds will be out singing and building their nests. Yes, that is exactly why it wouldn’t be a…

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Happy New Year!

By Meg Crockett | January 20, 2017

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members, and Volunteers (who are often one and the same)! We are delighted to be able to announce that with your help, our $75,000 Matching Funds Campaign was a success! Thank you so much! This means that in 2017 we will continue the important work we do in…

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Seabirds and the Hazards of Fishing

By Meg Crockett | December 22, 2016

Our hotline received several calls during a four-day period concerning a cormorant with a large object hanging from his beak. Our volunteers and various other people tried to rescue him more than once, but he was elusive and often hopped into the ocean when approached. Finally he was seen near a street corner away from…

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Whining about the rain? Have some wine instead and help Pacific Wildlife Care! The 10 wineries of Pacific Coast Wine Trail, located in Morro Bay, Harmony, Cambria and San Simeon, are hosting a Passport Weekend benefitting PWC February 18th and 19th. Enjoy Wine, food and our ambassador animals at any of the 10 wineries! Get out the umbrella and come on out! Download a passport at www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com/events.html ... See MoreSee Less

Whining about the rain? Have some wine instead and help Pacific Wildlife Care! The 10 wineries of Pacific Coast Wine Trail, located in Morro Bay, Harmony, Cambria and San Simeon, are hosting a Passport Weekend benefitting PWC February 18th and 19th. Enjoy Wine, food and our ambassador animals at any of the 10 wineries! Get out the umbrella and come on out! Download a passport at http://www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com/events.html

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Dodie Ruiz Hyatt

I'm not so sure we should be encouraging people to venture out in this weather. Lots of danger on the roadways, trees down, etc.

Happy Valentine's Day to all of our generous donors, volunteers, staff, rescuers and the SLO community! We love you! Please share our Valentine to your timelines to show everyone you too love our wildlife! Visit our website to learn how to help us help wildlife. www.pacificwildlifecare.org ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentines Day to all of our generous donors, volunteers, staff, rescuers and the SLO community! We love you! Please share our Valentine to your timelines to show everyone you too love our wildlife! Visit our website to learn how to help us help wildlife. www.pacificwildlifecare.org

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If you are local: Slobg.org/hummingbirds to find out more

2 weeks ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Board of Supervisors MeetingFebruary 7, 2017, 8:00am1055 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United StatesThis Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors are submitting their resolution of opposition to the Chumash Marine Sanctuary. We must stand together and let them know that we do not accept this.

There are a few ways you can get involved. You can do any or all of these things:

1). Show up: This is VERY important. We need to fill the chambers with people, bring a friend. If you have work but can come to any part of this, we'd love to have you stand with us.
8:00-9:00am: Rally/Protest in front of the building, we will bring our signs from the deomstration/march. Please dress in blue.
9:00am-1:30pm: BoS Meeting. The Chumash Marine Sanctuary is the 3rd item on the agenda, so we will most likely be done by 10:30/11am depending on how long public comment goes.

2). Contact the Board of Supervisors:
Call and Email all three, you can do this anytime but try to complete this before Tuesday morning.
Voted Against the Chumash Marine Sanctuary:
District 1- John Peschong: jpeschong@co.slo.ca.us 805-781-4491
District 4- Lynn Compton: lcompton@co.slo.ca.us 805-781-4337
District 5- Debbie Arnold: darnold@co.slo.ca.us 805-781-4339
(Lynn Compton is the only Coast Supervisors who voted against the sanctuary)

Voted for the Chumash Marine Sanctuary:
District 2- Bruce Gibson: bgibson@co.slo.ca.us 805-781-4338
District 3- Adam Hill: ahill@co.slo.ca.us 805-781-4336

Email the full board: boardofsups@co.slo.ca.us

3). Speak during public comment. Using facts and being respectful will be most effective. Public comment is usually 3 minutes, but it's shortened if there's an overwhelming number of people requesting to speak. Please speak as an individual and not on behalf of a group unless you've made plans with that group.

4). Talk with your friends and tell them what's happening, invite them to get involved to protect our coast and support the Chumash Marine Sanctuary. Help us spread awareness of this issue.

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***Additional Information (speaker form, agenda, BoS rules and procedures, info on the sanctuary, recent artciels, and more) can be found in our pinned post in the discussion section.
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