Wildlife Rehabilitation

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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Merriam Chipmunks Released in Tahoe

Merriam Chipmunks

I first heard the chipmunk story from a friend, Fred Friedman. His wife Rochelle’s daughter, Deven Day, had recently moved to San Luis County from the Reno / Mount Rose area. One of the possessions she moved was a dresser. For two weeks, it sat where she had moved it, until she decided to put…

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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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Pacific Wildlife Care—911 animal rescue and rehabilitation

pacific wildlife care staff photo

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer by Tom Wilmer, March 27, 2017 aired on KCBX radio Meg Crockett and Kathleen Dillon, board members of Pacific Wildlife Care based in Morro Bay, share insights about the organization’s mission and events surrounding the May 2017 30th anniversary celebration scheduled for May 13th in Mission Plaza San Luis…

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Don’t Try This at Home: The Saga of CORA 16-1623

Common Raven 16-1623, admitted to the clinic on June 22, made himself at home on a table in the Intake Room, appearing completely comfortable in what should have been an alien environment, with four humans observing him. He ate out of bowls, took food from humans’ hands, and displayed curiosity about, well, everything. He tore…

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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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Ancient Procedure – Allows 21st Century Hawk to Fly

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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Baby Season: Birds of Prey

By Pamela Hartmann Photos by Jeanette Stone and Jeri Roberts Raising a baby raptor is tricky. No human can do the job that avian parents do. For this reason, it’s almost always preferable to re-nest a baby bird that has fallen from the nest, and for it to grow up with its own kind in…

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