Hotline: 805-543-9453 (WILD)

Pacific Wildlife Care

Who We Are

Pacific Wildlife Care is San Luis Obispo county's only licensed rehabilitation center that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. PWC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is comprised of over 1,100 caring individuals (members, donors, volunteers, and staff) who embrace and support the Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Values of the organization.

Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is 77-0196350.

Our History

Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) was founded in 1986 in reaction to the Apex Houston oil spill that brought a number of oiled pelicans to the beaches of San Luis Obispo County. Since that time we have grown from a small group of dedicated home rehabilitators into a successful non-profit organization with a well-equipped rehabilitation center, a full-time wildlife veterinarian, a small paid staff, and over 200 volunteers.  In addition to the Rehabilitation Center, which is open every day of the year, we maintain a Hotline that the public can call to report distressed wildlife (injured, sick, orphaned) and to receive information about our local wildlife.

What We Do

Releasing a Golden Eagle
Our Mission

PWC's mission is to support San Luis Obispo County wildlife through rehabilitation and educational outreach.

Our Vision

We envision Pacific Wildlife Care as an advocate for wildlife. By sharing our experiences, we inspire community participation to reduce harm to our wild neighbors.

Our Commitment

PWC is committed to provide the highest standard of care in the field of wildlife rehabilitation and the humane treatment of all wildlife.

Our Values
  • Compassion - for animals and each other.
  • Respect - for the voices, values, and ideas of all in the Pacific Wildlife Care community.
  • Accountability - to engage in professional and ethical behavior and remain transparent in all aspects of the organization.
  • Teamwork - through collaboration, cooperation, and support for one another. 
  • Excellence - from continual improvement in our abilities to provide care for injured and orphaned wildlife, educate the public, and govern ourselves.