Animals

Young Filmmakers: A Contest Just For You

Text from the winning film in 2018

In March an 11-year-old from Oregon Won the First Annual Youth Film Competition ‘The Wild World We Love’ Sponsored by Pacific Wildlife Care PWC is partnering again with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival to sponsor another wildlife film contest in 2019, calling for an original short, or animated film, as part of the Film…

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The Cat That Changed America – From The Mustang Daily

The Outside the Oalm Theater at the showing of The Cat that Changed America

“The Cat That Changed America” brings awareness of human and wildlife interaction to San Luis Obispo by Emma Kumagawa (An article from Cal Poly’s Mustang Daily) In 2012, Los Angeles’ Griffith Park received a visit from an unexpected guest: a mountain lion. As P22’s story began to circulate, people began to learn about his journey…

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Wild in the Plaza – you should come!

Young Artist Featured at Wild in the Plaza Event Celebrating 30 years, Pacific Wildlife Care is presenting a free family event on May 13, 2017 from noon – 4pm in Mission Plaza, featuring artistic wildlife creations of local high school artist Kaya G, and sponsored by Joan Gellert-Sargen. Kaya’s magical owl was adopted as the…

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What If There Were an Oil Spill Here?

Andrea Muenter at a Spill Drill

Most residents of San Luis Obispo County have no idea what would happen if there was an oil spill nearby either on the ocean off our county, or inland. The Refugio Oil Spill was a pipe disaster, which just happened to be close to the ocean. We have no oil pipes running through San Luis…

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Pruning Time is Here Again

Trees needing trimming

If your trees and bushes will need pruning this year, now is the time to do that pruning, in between storms! Oh, but you want to wait until spring, don’t you? It will be warmer weather, and birds will be out singing and building their nests. Yes, that is exactly why it wouldn’t be a…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members, and Volunteers (who are often one and the same)! We are delighted to be able to announce that with your help, our $75,000 Matching Funds Campaign was a success! Thank you so much! This means that in 2017 we will continue the important work we do in…

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Seabirds and the Hazards of Fishing

Our hotline received several calls during a four-day period concerning a cormorant with a large object hanging from his beak. Our volunteers and various other people tried to rescue him more than once, but he was elusive and often hopped into the ocean when approached. Finally he was seen near a street corner away from…

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Getting Wild About Autumn – with a wildlife garden

Wildlife garden photo

Autumn is a great time to get ready for helping wildlife next year. How so? Much as many of us like to feed wildlife, most experts advise against it UNLESS you are supplying the food that wildlife evolved with: native plants that provide berries, seeds, nectar and even the insects on the plants for the…

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