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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12 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Have your tickets yet for August 5 for "Wild @ ❤️" at Swallow Creek Ranch? How about naturalist led hikes and history of the Ranch & Barn. Watch excerpts from Audubon's Birds of SLO County, a 2016 slideshow, and films from the Jackson Hole wildlife festival, especially: "The Bat Man of Mexico," & meet our own "Bat Lady," Melinda Alvarado, and wildlife ambassadors. This is besides the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment at their easels and then later you can move to the soulful tunes of the Jill Knight Band. Beer, wine and art will be available for purchase. Come for a day of camaraderie and wild delight in support of SLO County wildlife; connect with nature. Tickets and art sales support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo.
Go to: www.pacificwildlifecare.org/wild-at-heart
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Have your tickets yet for August 5 for Wild @ ❤️ at Swallow Creek Ranch? How about naturalist led hikes and history of the Ranch & Barn. Watch excerpts from Audubons Birds of SLO County, a 2016 slideshow, and films from the Jackson Hole wildlife festival, especially: The Bat Man of Mexico, & meet our own Bat Lady, Melinda Alvarado, and wildlife ambassadors.  This is besides the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment at their easels and then later you can move to the soulful tunes of the Jill Knight Band. Beer, wine and art will be available for purchase. Come for a day of camaraderie and wild delight in support of SLO County wildlife; connect with nature.  Tickets and art sales support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo. 
Go to:  https://www.pacificwildlifecare.org/wild-at-heart

17 hours ago

Pacific Wildlife Care

Day 10 of the 12 days of voting for Pacific Wildlife Care as your Favorite Charity - 1 vote per home or residence - locals only.

Vote here: ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

Bobcat photo courtesy of Cleve Nash
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Day 10 of the 12 days of voting for Pacific Wildlife Care as your Favorite Charity - 1 vote per home or residence - locals only.

Vote here:  http://ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

Bobcat photo courtesy of Cleve Nash

It is Day 8 of the 12 days of voting for Pacific Wildlife Care as Your Favorite Charity:

ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

But, only 1 vote per home or business in the PG&E coverage area in SLO or Santa Barbara County.

Peregrines mates transferring food (possibly in nesting season) - photo courtesy of Cleve Nash.
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It is Day 8 of the 12 days of voting for Pacific Wildlife Care as Your Favorite Charity:

http://ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

But, only 1 vote per home or business in the PG&E coverage area in SLO or Santa Barbara County.

Peregrines  mates transferring  food (possibly in nesting season) - photo courtesy of Cleve Nash.

Time to vote again for Pacific Wildlife Care as Your Favorite Charity, if you live in the local PG&E coverage area, and only 1 vote from each residence or business.

Vote: ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

Coyote photo courtesy of Cleve Nash see clevenash.com
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Time to vote again for Pacific Wildlife Care as Your Favorite Charity, if you live in the local PG&E coverage area, and only 1 vote from each residence or business.

Vote: http://ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

Coyote photo courtesy of Cleve Nash see clevenash.com

Day 7 of 12 days of local only voting for Your Favorite Charity:

ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

Please 1 vote only from each residence or business.

Hawk photo courtesy of Cleve Nash
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Day 7 of 12 days of local only voting for Your Favorite Charity:

http://ow.ly/P1QP30dvzT9

Please 1 vote only from each residence or business.

Hawk photo courtesy of Cleve Nash