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.
Local photographer, 17-year old Emmet Arries was the 2019 winner of “The Wild World We Love” award in the Youth Filmmakers of Tomorrow category at the SLO International Film Festival (SLOIFF) held March 13 – 17 with his film, “Backyard Wildlife: The Story of Local Nature.” His winning short film may be viewed on his website at emmetarries.com/film. Emmet created this film to show the abundance of wildlife in SLO County and in his own words, “I have grown up in connection with nature and find joy whenever I’m in it.” Here, Here! Thank you and Congratulations, Emmet! This is the second year that Pacific Wildlife Care has sponsored this youth film award. If this is something that you or someone you know or love is interested in doing, please share with them! The deadline for 2020 youth entries-- short film, animation or music video is by January 2020. More details may be found at slofilmfest.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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