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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PWC - In the News!

Check out the latest news coverage and podcasts!
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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

Recently captured photos in the Pismo Preserve:

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

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

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Wow... flushing them from the nest soon

they have grown so rapidly! soon to test out flight skills! great job Fiona <3

Is fiona a red shouldered hawk?

Yes, she is.

they are SO big compared to their baby photos!

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Pacific Wildlife Care is joining with RATS in SLO County in educational outreach. Raptors are the Solution to many problems, and a more humane and natural solution than poisons, sticky traps, lead bullets, etc.Today is World Wildlife Day. One easy thing we can all do to help wildlife now is to stop using rat poison. ... See MoreSee Less

Pacific Wildlife Care is joining with RATS in SLO County in educational outreach.  Raptors are the Solution to many problems, and a more humane and natural solution than poisons, sticky traps, lead bullets, etc.

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Rachel Masicampo 🙁

Yeah, they need to come eat the rats that are taking over...please come!