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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Local photographer, 17-year old Emmet Arries was the 2019 winner of “The Wild World We Love” award in the Youth Filmmakers of Tomorrow category at the SLO International Film Festival (SLOIFF) held March 13 – 17 with his film, “Backyard Wildlife: The Story of Local Nature.” His winning short film may be viewed on his website at emmetarries.com/film. Emmet created this film to show the abundance of wildlife in SLO County and in his own words, “I have grown up in connection with nature and find joy whenever I’m in it.” Here, Here! Thank you and Congratulations, Emmet!
This is the second year that Pacific Wildlife Care has sponsored this youth film award. If this is something that you or someone you know or love is interested in doing, please share with them! The deadline for 2020 youth entries-- short film, animation or music video is by January 2020. More details may be found at slofilmfest.org.
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Local photographer, 17-year old Emmet Arries was the 2019 winner of “The Wild World We Love” award in the Youth Filmmakers of Tomorrow category at the SLO International Film Festival (SLOIFF) held March 13 – 17 with his film, “Backyard Wildlife: The Story of Local Nature.”  His winning short film may be viewed on his website at https://emmetarries.com/film.  Emmet created this film to show the abundance of wildlife in SLO County and in his own words, “I have grown up in connection with nature and find joy whenever I’m in it.”  Here, Here!  Thank you and Congratulations, Emmet!
This is the second year that Pacific Wildlife Care has sponsored this youth film award. If this is something that you or someone you know or love is interested in doing, please share with them!  The deadline for 2020 youth entries-- short film, animation or music video is by January 2020.  More details may be found at slofilmfest.org.Image attachment

 

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Lovely film. Congratulations

I loved his film! It truly captures how we can find amazing wildlife in our own backyards, or a trip to the beach.

Fantastic film!!!

CAPTION THIS! 🙂

#GreatHornedOwl #Fledgling #WildlifeRehab #CaptionThis
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CAPTION THIS! 🙂 

#GreatHornedOwl #Fledgling #WildlifeRehab #CaptionThis

 

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Kimberly Foster Brewster

“Human, where is the food?”

Omg they're wonderful!

“Peek a hoo! I see you!”

You’re in the wroooooong neighborhood, pal.

Judgment Day

Green room... getting ready for the next act.

Whooooo, me??

"I See You!"

“They’re staring at me again, aren’t they.”

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Do you shop online at Amazon? Please use Smile.Amazon.com to give to Pacific Wildlife Care every time you do. The amount listed below for PWC is since we got on the list in Oct. 2013, but from everyone and every little bit helps! Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

Do you shop online at Amazon?  Please use Smile.Amazon.com to give to Pacific Wildlife Care every time you do.  The amount listed below for PWC is since we got on the list in Oct. 2013, but from everyone and every little bit helps!  Thanks!

JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR WIILDLIFE AMBASSADOR PRESENTATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY

JUNE 11 - Creston Library, 2:30 PM

JUNE 19 - Shandon Library, 11:00 AM

JUNE 21 - Cambria Library, 3:00 PM

JUNE 26 - Morro Bay Library, 2:30 PM

JUNE 27 - Oceano Library, 3:00 PM

JUNE 28 – Shell Beach Library, 2:30 PM
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JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR WIILDLIFE AMBASSADOR PRESENTATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY

JUNE 11 - Creston Library, 2:30 PM

JUNE 19 - Shandon Library, 11:00 AM

JUNE 21 - Cambria Library, 3:00 PM

JUNE 26 - Morro Bay Library, 2:30 PM

JUNE 27 - Oceano Library, 3:00 PM

JUNE 28 – Shell Beach Library, 2:30 PM

Baby birds get fed by their parents usually every 15-30 minutes around the clock from dawn until dusk! It may be close to summer, but we are right in the middle of baby bird season. Please avoid pruning or trimming trees until the fall to avoid injuring or even killing nesting birds. Thank you!

#wildliferehab #babybirds #bizarrocomics
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Baby birds get fed by their parents usually every 15-30 minutes around the clock from dawn until dusk! It may be close to summer, but we are right in the middle of baby bird season. Please avoid pruning or trimming trees until the fall to avoid injuring or even killing nesting birds. Thank you! 

#wildliferehab #babybirds #bizarrocomics

 

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Jennifer Catabay

Kimberly Foster Brewster

lol

In the UK it is against the law to disturb nesting birds.

I just got to witness 4 pacific slope flycatchers leave a nest there parents made for them

In the UK it is against the law to disturb nesting birds.

My family had a nest of Northern Mockingbirds in our trumpeter vine. We kept the cat away from this area, and got to witness the fledging! It's been amazing seeing the male pick the territory, sing to attract a female, and then discovering the nest when the chicks began to tweet.

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