Pacific Wildlife Care Rehabilitation Center
A Refuge for Orphaned, Sick, and Injured Wildlife
Directly and indirectly, humans affect the livelihood of every wild species on the planet. The Pacific Wildlife Care Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay takes in:
- seabirds covered in oil
- birds and mammals hit by automobiles
- seabirds entangled by fishing line and pierced by fishing hooks
- hawks caught in barbed-wire fences or maimed by gunshots
- songbirds caught by cats
- eagles and turkey vultures poisoned by lead bullet-laced rodents or carrion
- mammal babies orphaned by trapped parents
- and the list goes on...
The PWC Rehabilitation Center, located at 1387 Main Street in Morro Bay (Directions), is committed to the highest standard of care in the field of wildlife rehabilitation. Our onsite wildlife veterinarian, clinic director, and rehabilitation technicians are skilled professionals with many years of experience and training. They oversee the care of the animals and assign jobs for three shifts of center volunteers. They make sure every animal at the center receives:
- a complete physical exam and treatment plan
- adequate amounts of fluids and nourishment appropriate to the species
- proper housing and caging
- follow-up care and pre-release conditioning
The Rehabilitation Center is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and accepts animals from 9am to 5pm. The doors were first opened in the Spring of 2007. Since then, the number of animals evaluated and cared for at the center has increased dramatically.
Construction of the rehabilitation center was made possible through funding by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention & Response (OSPR), Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Guadalupe Restoration Committee, and the Morro Bay Power Plant.
As one of the Primary Care Facilities in the Oiled Wildlife Care Network, the PWC Rehabilitation Center would become headquarters for wildlife rescue efforts in the event of oil spill on the Central Coast. The center was designed with this purpose in mind. The walls and floors are constructed to provide proper air flow and drainage should the need arise to process and treat oiled wildlife.
The PWC Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay is committed to the highest standard of care in the field of wildlife rehabilitation and the humane treatment of all wildlife. Learn more about the Rehabilitation Process.