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.
This is Pacific Wildlife Care’s Education Ambassador, Corax, a Common Raven. He is posing to illustrate some features that, in addition to his bigger size, make him a raven and not a crow. He has a thicker beak with stiff feathers called crines covering his nostrils. His shaggy throat feathers can be made to look fluffy or sleek depending on his need to appear bigger, a feature that crows lack. Corax can control the feathers covering his head sometimes making them stand up straight and showing two feathery “horns” when he is excited. You can also see how his black feathers appear almost bluish in reflected light. #Raven #corvid #pacificwildlifecare ... See MoreSee Less
This is a very sad story but we feel it is an important reminder of how we should be aware of and treat wildlife. If you find sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife please contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Unnecessary handling and taking pictures or selfies with the animal will only cause undo stress when it is already compromised and fighting for its life. #wildlife #dolphindies #selfies #DoTheRightThing #pacificwildlifecare #wildliferescue ... See MoreSee Less