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.
During migration, Sharp-shinned Hawks can be seen in large numbers, with dozens or even hundreds passing through favored spots on coastlines, lake shores, and mountain ridges. Have you seen any passing through yet? ... See MoreSee Less
Freedom Friday!! Flashback to this awesome release of a Golden Eagle we had for several months. This bird was weak and found on the ground. After some time recuperating from his injuries and gaining strength he was released by Kelly Vandenheuvel back to his home territory! #wildliferelease #freedomfriday #goldeneagle #eagle #pacificwildlifecare ... See MoreSee Less
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 ... See MoreSee Less