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Great Horned Owl #13-757

And now….a story from our Vet, Shannon Riggs, DVM Great horned owl #13-757 arrived at Pacific Wildlife Care on May 28 after being found entangled in a barbed wire fence.  The bird’s rescuer was able to cut the small section of fence around which the bird’s right wing was wrapped and bring the bird to…

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Amazing, Dedicated PWC Volunteers

Pacific Wildlife Care could not do it’s lifesaving work without our legion of volunteers.  PWC currently has over 80 Center Volunteers, 50 Transporters, 20 Phone Volunteers and 50 Home Rehabbers.  Recently, we have several new “Front Desk” and “Bookkeeping” volunteers who now help answer phones, attempt to keep up with data input, check the mail,…

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White Pelican

This is the first White Pelican the Center has seen. It is a protected bird in California, yet this did not stop someone from shooting it twice. A good Samaritan spotted the bird hitting a tree and falling to the ground, and called PWC to come get it. The shots were reported to California Department…

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Holiday Postcards

  With the Holidays rolling around, I know what a lot of you are thinking: What should I do for my holiday card this year? You may also be thinking about what gifts to buy, and whether maybe you should donate to a non-profit organization to spread the love a bit. Well here is a…

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Grebes

How do you tell the difference between a Clark’s Grebe and a Western Grebe? Well, pictured below, the Western grebe has a straight, yellow-green bill. Right around the eyes, the plumage is black. When they are young, their downy is grey. The Clark’s Grebe, below, has a bright yellow, slightly upturned beak. Right around the…

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Rosemary & David Slater

If you are ever crossing the parking lot of an Albertsons and you hear a voice asking “Have YOU heard of PWC,” it is most likely coming out of a very tiny person named Rosemary. She draws in the crowd and educates while David mans the booth, pulls out the handouts, and thanks the donators…

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Misty the Screech Owl

This is Misty. She is a full grown Western Screech Owl that came into the center in March after being hit by a car on Old Creek Rd. A very compassionate woman (named Misty) brought her in and still checks up on her to this day. After a visit to the vet, we learned that…

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Pelicans Matter!

An awesome message from Richard Grise on Friday, August 24th: TODAY AUG 24 @ 5pm something inspirational happened. With close supporters Craig & Kris, Alex and I released 3 Brown Pelicans and 2 Western Gull juveniles. WHO CARES: Well a MONTH ago two pelicans could have/should have been dead; entangled beyond movement and with significant…

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Building Flight 1

Before the large pools were brought in, the birds in flight 1 had a few baby pools. Then a generous trucking company decided to donate two large fiberglass tomato bins for the center to use as peli pools. So the construction began. We had to make a wooden support structure to hold the large bins…

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Volunteer Highlight: Kathleen

My name is Kathleen Dillon. I am a center volunteer and north county transporter, going on 2+ years. Recently retired from the corporate world, I’ve moved to a little house with my Henry & Junebug; we’re planning a new garden, fig & peach orchard… and hopefully a flight cage for home rehab! My motto..one step at a time, you can…

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