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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Pacific Wildlife Care

It’s baby season! Which means you might have animals using areas of your property for dens to raise their young. If you can hold off from evicting your new neighbors until the young are out on their own, then great! The family will move on once the young are old enough. If not, call the Pacific Wildlife Care Hotline or your local wildlife rehabilitator for advice on dealing with wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less

It’s baby season! Which means you might have animals using areas of your property for dens to raise their young. If you can hold off from evicting your new neighbors until the young are out on their own, then great! The family will move on once the young are old enough. If not, call the Pacific Wildlife Care Hotline or your local wildlife rehabilitator for advice on dealing with wildlife.

 

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I so hope people listen. We have a chicken lady next door that bait and traps, then disposes. Last year they took a nursing mother. It's heartbreaking. Yet, no one can do anything.

George Griffin

Birds are nesting now after carefully choosing what they hope will be a safe place for their chicks. Please avoid separating parents from their babies by not trimming trees until the fall! These Great Horned Owls were brought to us after someone cut their tree down. Great Horned Owls are devoted parents who care for their young for up to a year. It is regrettable that the parents and chicks were separated due to human interference. Since reuniting the parents and babies was not possible, we will raise them until they are old enough to survive on their own in the wild.

#greathornedowl #owls #babybird #wildliferehab #treetrimming
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Birds are nesting now after carefully choosing what they hope will be a safe place for their chicks. Please avoid separating parents from their babies by not trimming trees until the fall! These Great Horned Owls were brought to us after someone cut their tree down. Great Horned Owls are devoted parents who care for their young for up to a year. It is regrettable that the parents and chicks were separated due to human interference. Since reuniting the parents and babies was not possible, we will raise them until they are old enough to survive on their own in the wild. 

#greathornedowl #owls #babybird #wildliferehab #treetrimming

 

Comment on Facebook

We could give out flyers, with information, if needed.

At least they survived the tree trimming.

So glad they have you PWC <3. We're missing being there to help you with rescues 🙃

My Barnies are gone now ...😞

What is the matter with people?

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DON’T FORGET OUR 2019 BABY SHOWER: MAY 1 - 31

As of Mother’s Day, we’ve received shower gifts from more than 50 of our wildlife friends who have given in excess of 11% of our goal. THANK YOU! That is a fantastic start, plus we still have 16 more giving days in May for others to join in the fun!! You can donate and/or watch our baby shower gauge as it fills up for each days’ gift(s) received at pacificwildlifecare.org/save-wildlife-babies/

So far in 2019, 899 wildlife cases have come through our doors. Of those cases, 284 (or 32%) have been baby animals and more arrive daily. This is just the beginning of “baby” season between April and September. We are already experiencing a 20% increase in caseload this year compared with last year.
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DON’T FORGET OUR 2019 BABY SHOWER: MAY 1 - 31

As of Mother’s Day, we’ve received shower gifts from more than 50 of our wildlife friends who have given in excess of 11% of our goal. THANK YOU! That is a fantastic start, plus we still have 16 more giving days in May for others to join in the fun!! You can donate and/or watch our baby shower gauge as it fills up for each days’ gift(s) received at pacificwildlifecare.org/save-wildlife-babies/

So far in 2019, 899 wildlife cases have come through our doors. Of those cases, 284 (or 32%) have been baby animals and more arrive daily.  This is just the beginning of “baby” season between April and September. We are already experiencing a 20% increase in caseload this year compared with last year.

Oh deer! You may be seeing fawns this time of year. Here is some helpful advice 🙂.

#fawn #deer #notorphaned #notapet #keepthemwild #wildlife
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Oh deer! You may be seeing fawns this time of year. Here is some helpful advice 🙂. 

#fawn #deer #notorphaned #notapet #keepthemwild #wildlife

 

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Her mom wasn’t too far away. I left her ❤️

Leave it alone Do gooders ...

Being a mom is hard work! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, both human and animal 🙂

Awesomelycute
Now, that is one caring Mama raccoon. <3<3
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