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...

Vote For PWC

“Your Favorite Charity”

July 18, 2016

Vote Pacific Wildlife Care as “Your Favorite Charity” for a chance to win $10,000 for PWC! July 18, 2016 – July 29,2016 Pacific Wildlife Care has been selected as a finalist for KSBY’s and PG&E’s “Your Favorite Charity” online contest. To win the grand prize of $10,000, we need your help!  The funds would be used for flight caging to house songbirds, owls, raptors and crows,…

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Eagle released in Creston

A Tale of Two Eagles

July 6, 2016

Story written by PAMELA HARTMANN in 2013. An eagle does not often crash through a windshield, nor is it often that Game Warden Teri Hickey happens to be driving by a scene at the perfect moment, exactly when needed. But both occurred the Monday before Thanksgiving, 2013. In the early evening of November 25, a woman…

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Broken Tail Feathers

Ancient Procedure – Allows 21st Century Hawk to Fly

June 23, 2016

A hawk’s survival requires an exquisite ability to soar and maneuver. This is especially true of Red-shouldered Hawks. They are “masters of maneuverability,” often chasing prey through dense forest, says PWC’s Claudia Duckworth. A hawk with damaged tail feathers cannot do this. At the PWC Rehabilitation Center, Red-shouldered Hawk #766 recovered well from the fractured…

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Today and tomorrow are the last days to vote for your favorite charity, if you live in either SLO or Santa Barbara County.

www.ksby.com/category/297087/your-favorite-charity

Photographer of this Scrub Jay was Eugene Beckes
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Vote for your favorite charity (Day 10 last day will be Friday July 29), if you live in San Luis Obispo County or Santa Barbara County, (one vote per household):

www.ksby.com/category/297087/your-favorite-charity

Today's photo is again courtesy of Cleve Nash, see more at clevenash.com
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Vote for your favorite charity (Day 9), if you live in San Luis Obispo County or Santa Barbara County, (one vote per household):

www.ksby.com/category/297087/your-favorite-charity

Today's photo is courtesy of Cleve Nash, see more at clevenash.com
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Day 8 to vote again for Pacific Wildlife Care as your favorite charity. Still only for residents of San Luis Obispo County or Santa Barbara County, and one vote per household.

www.ksby.com/category/297087/your-favorite-charity

Thanks again to Danna Joy Images for this lovely local photograph.
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Thanks to Cleve Nash (clevenash.com) for this Peregrine Falcon photo, for any photos purchased there payment goes 100% to Pacific Wildlife Care. Enjoy and if you live in San Luis Obispo County or Santa Barbara County, please vote today (Day 7) for PWC as your favorite charity (one vote per household):

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