Pacific Wildlife Care Names New Executive Director

Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson named as the nonprofit’s inaugural Executive DirectorMorro Bay, CA The Board of Directors of Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) is pleased to announce the selection of Christine Johnson as its first-ever Executive Director. Johnson will take the lead at the nonprofit organization that is recognized as one of the premier wildlife rehabilitation centers in…

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In Memory of Fiona

Fiona, the Red-shouldered Hawk who has been with Pacific Wildlife Care for more than 12 years died earlier this month. Fiona has lived with PWC volunteer  Kelly Vandenheuvel since she was a baby.  Fiona laid her first eggs in the spring of 2008.  She sat on her infertile eggs diligently for almost two months.  Kelly…

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A Nearly Impossible Rescue

As I was paddling my SUP (standup paddleboard), checking up on wildlife in the San Simeon Cove, I noticed a very young deer on a hidden beach that is almost impossible to climb out of (steep and fragile)…I call it ‘paddler’s beach’ and have had many animals get stuck there or claim it during the…

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Helping CA Wildlife – AB 1031

Immature rabbits

AB 1031 NATIVE CA WILDLIFE REHABILITATION VOLUNTARY TAX CONTRIBUTION FUND AB 1031 was passed by the California legislature and signed by Governor Brown on October 5, 2017. This bill adds a checkbox under Voluntary Tax Contributions on your personal income tax form to designate a tax-deductible amount in excess of their personal tax liability that…

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A Message from Jeri Roberts

It’s with great sadness that I tell you Jack, our Educational Merlin Falcon, passed away recently. I feel especially blessed to have lived with and cared for him the past 11 years.  We made many public appearances together during that time. He taught and thrilled so many children and adults over his years as an ambassador. Jack was…

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Meet Pip, Newest Wildlife Ambassador

Pip, American Kestrel

Pip’s story: AMERICAN KESTREL Falco sparverius Pip is an American Kestrel brought to PWC in May, 2016 as an injured fledgling. His tail feathers were still partly sheathed indicative of a young bird. A cat had carried him indoors and he had multiple puncture wounds consistent with being cat-caught. He also had a dislocation in…

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Four Cormorants Released – Against All Odds

Cormorants Released

Thursday, August 25th – Four juvenile Cormorants were released today in-spite of the fact that they were severely emaciated and infested with intestinal parasites when first admitted to the Clinic. Two of them had no detectable blood proteins. This makes their recovery even more remarkable, as recovering from such a degree of debilitation is quite…

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Local girl raises money for Pacific Wildlife Care

By Selena Alvarado (KSBY) An Arroyo Grande teen hosts a community birthday party to raise awareness for Pacific Wildlife Care. McKaila Lewis invites her friends, family, and the community to her birthday party every year, but in lieu of gifts, she asks for a donation to Pacific Wildlife Care. She has been holding this event…

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PWC Voted Favorite Charity!

We won a $1,000 prize in the Favorite Charity environmental category! Two Board members, Kim Perez and Meg Crockett were there to accept the award from KSBY and PG&E. Thanks to both companies and everyone who voted for us daily!  

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A Tale of Two Eagles

Eagle released in Creston

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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