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

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17 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Guess the animal!! What animal do you think this belongs to? 🙂

#wildlife #guesstheanimal #pacificwildlifecare
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Guess the animal!! What animal do you think this belongs to? 🙂 

#wildlife #guesstheanimal #pacificwildlifecare

 

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Raccoon?

Me if I don't shave 😜

Raccoon

Possum

Raccoon

Racoon

Raccoon

Raccoon

Squirrel

The Frito Bandito!

Opossum!

Opossum!! ☺️

A trash panda!

Raccoon!

Raccoon, AKA, trash panda 🙂

Raccoon

Mom?

Raccoon

raccoon

LOVE ME A TRASH PANDA <3

The grinch .

Raccoon!

Raccoon!

Raccoon ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Racoon

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This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk is recovering from electrocution injuries and a fractured wing. He is on crate rest which means a more confined area so his injuries have a chance to heal properly. Red-tailed Hawks don't get their adult plumage with the red tail until after their first year of life. We hope when he is fully healed and conditioned to release him back into the Cayucos skies.
#redtailedhawk #hawk #wildlife #pacificwildlifecare #wildliferehab
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This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk is recovering from electrocution injuries and a fractured wing. He is on crate rest which means a more confined area so his injuries have a chance to heal properly. Red-tailed Hawks dont get their adult plumage with the red tail until after their first year of life. We hope when he is fully healed and conditioned to release him back into the Cayucos skies.
#redtailedhawk #hawk  #wildlife #pacificwildlifecare #wildliferehab

 

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Sending warm healing thoughts that the wounds heal well and he doesn't want to stick around!

something needs to be done about the "live wires" of electricity.

Have no fear! This time of year you may see wandering tarantulas out and about. They are usually males in search of a female. Please leave them be as they mean you no harm. They rarely bite but do have itchy hairs they will use if provoked. Let them go about their business and you can walk away knowing you got to see a really cool animal 🙂.

#tarantula #spiders #pacificwildlifecare #arachnid #wildlife #pleasebekind
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Have no fear! This time of year you may see wandering tarantulas out and about. They are usually males in search of a female. Please leave them be as they mean you no harm. They rarely bite but do have itchy hairs they will use if provoked. Let them go about their business and you can walk away knowing you got to see a really cool animal 🙂. 

#tarantula #spiders #pacificwildlifecare #arachnid #wildlife #pleasebekind

 

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No problem, if I saw one, I'd run... far far away....

Tarantulas are so cool and so misunderstood! Thanks for sharing this info with people.

Already seen a couple in rural Santa Margarita. Expect to see them near my house as Autumn progresses. Very cool beasties.

I wish they would stay off the roads. I see them and worry that they will be run over. I think they are very cool creatures.

The great walk!

🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷

I took this picture the other day!

Dan Heffernan

We had huge ones when we lived in LaHabra Heights 40 years ago!!

I just want a picture of one crawling!! When I was a kid there used to be millions of them crossing the road when we would go to Santa Cruz! Haven't seen them like that in probably 30yrs plus!

Jennifer Russian see.. I told you.

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Please be careful when fishing and everyone be on the lookout for line and hooks to pick up. The wildlife appreciates it!

#fishing #fishingline #wildlife #pacificwildlifecare
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Please be careful when fishing and everyone be on the lookout for line and hooks to pick up. The wildlife appreciates it! 

#fishing #fishingline #wildlife #pacificwildlifecare

5 days ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Migrating birds all have the same adaptive goal – making the most of food and breeding opportunities that change with the seasons. Arctic Terns follow one of the longest annual migrations, traveling as much as 44,000 miles each year. Arctic tundra provides their ideal nesting site in summer, the Antarctic, the ideal feeding grounds in our winter. birdnote.org/show/migration-long-short-and-between ... See MoreSee Less