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Wild at Heart

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Who:     Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC)
What:    Wild @ Heart Benefit
When:   August, 5, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm
Where:  Swallow Creek Ranch, Cayucos

Online (pre-event) tickets:
$30  Partial Day for 1 [10 am – 2:30 pm]*
$75   Partial Day for 2 adults and children [10 am – 2:30 pm]*
$50  Full Day for 1 [12 pm – 6 pm]* —adds Jill Knight Band, Happy Hour, and SLOPE “Wet” Art Sale beginning at 3 pm


  •  Indulge in a Morning or Afternoon of Relaxation and Serenity in a Peaceful, Natural Setting
  • Delight your Senses with the picturesque landscape of meadows, bucolic hills and coastal views that cattle and local wildlife call their home
  • Explore, Discover and Connect with nature, wildlife, wildflowers off the beaten path – Bring Binoculars and Cameras on naturalist-led 3/4-mile round-trip hikes to the pond
  • Learn about the rich, natural history and ecology of the Swallow Creek Ranch and Marvel at the Historic Blue Barn


  • Mingle with the San Luis Outside Painters for the Environment (S.L.O.P.E.) as they Capture the Essence of this Unique Palette
  • View and Ponder the SLOPE Gallery of Art and day-of-event “Wet” Art available for Purchase
  • Linger and contemplate Youth Art interpretation


  • Meet Live Wildlife Ambassadors, Learn more about PWC celebrating its 30th anniversary
  • Sit Back and Relax to award-winning films from Jackson Hole WILD on Tour, “The Bat Man of Mexico,” a heartwarming conservation success story about Rodrigo who has been saving the amazing bats of his homeland since childhood; plus two shorts, “Blue” showing the catch of a kingfisher in a truly magnificent way, and “Remember When” about re-imagining the conservation conversation through questions asked by a young girl as a reminder to us why nature is worth protecting. Then meet, our own “Bat Lady of the Central Coast” and PWC Rehab Tech, Melinda Alvarado.
  • Take your Chances at the Raffle and/or Silent Auction


  • Wind Down & Move to the Music of the Jill Knight Band a soulful blend of Americana, Blues and R&B
  • Savor food and drink from Popolo Catering, Firestone Walker Brewery and Changala Winery (subject to change)

Why:      If these details aren’t enough and you are still asking yourself why you should get a ticket? Let me try again!  Not only is PWC celebrating its 30th anniversary as a nonprofit, we are the only organization in San Luis Obispo County, an area comprising 3,125 square miles including 100 miles of coastline, that rehabilitates injured, orphaned, sick and oiled birds, mammals and reptiles.

To that means, each event ticket includes a portion of which is a tax deductible donation.  We rely on the community to recognize the intrinsic value of our life-saving work and provide support for the animal’s basic needs until healthy enough to be returned to the wild. It takes a village–wildlife veterinarian, trained staff and volunteers working diligently toward this mission in partnership with the community. Our clinic is filled to capacity with patients being treated, medicated, fed and caged on a daily basis right now because baby animal season is in full swing. So far this spring and nearing summer, we have seen almost 400 baby birds and mammals and there are still four more “baby” months to go.  The fact is that we are never without patients.

So…  Join us early or Join us late for a day of camaraderie and wild delight in support of SLO County wildlife. Just Don’t Miss It!

* A detailed schedule of activities with times will be posted on the website by June 30. In addition, this is truly a day of getting away… there is no cell service or WIFI available except at the Highway 1 entrance which will make credit card processing a bit more challenging, so plan accordingly (cash and check); however, we’ll do our best to have a secondary plan  for those higher- valued purchases!



August 5, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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PWC Public Events
805-543-9453 (HELP)


Swallow Creek Ranch
6030 Highway 1
Cayucos, CA, CA 93430 United States
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