Hotline: 805-543-9453 (WILD)

Who We Are

800+ strong and growing!  
Members, donors, volunteers & staff working together to support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo County through rehabilitation and educational outreach.

Pacific Wildlife Care is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

What We Do

We treat nearly 3,000 wild animal patients every year, from over 200 different species. Our goal? To return healthy animals to the wild! We also provide educational presentations for local organizations and schools.

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Why It Matters

[Wildlife rehabilitation] "is a process of coming to know something quite unlike you, to understand it well enough not only to keep it alive but also to put it back, like a puzzle piece, into the gap in the world it left behind."

 -- Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk

Volunteer

Register to attend a volunteer opportunities orientation (VOO)  and start making a difference in the well being of our local wildlife. Check out our event calendar for the next VOO.

Our Stories

Volunteers, supporters, and wildlife advocates share heartfelt, memorable stories...

Red Tailed Hawk

By admin | August 8, 2012

Our very own juvenile Red Tailed Hawk! This beautiful hawk was brought in to the center at the end of July. He was not standing, appeared to be in pain, and his pupils were dilated and he was unresponsive to light. All of these observations plus the location that the hawk was found led us…

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Pelican Release

By admin | August 7, 2012

We released 4 pelicans on Friday evening! Watch the YouTube video. The lovely volunteers featured in this video: Rose & Elaine If you wish to become part of our volunteering family, visit our website!

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About PWC

By admin | August 3, 2012
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Pacific Wildlife Care

AS SEEN AT THE CENTER- We recently treated a Golden-Crowned Sparrow that had an encounter with a cat. According to Audubon: "Golden-crowned Sparrows nest in Alaska and western Canada; in summer, open scrubby areas near treeline there may resound with their sad, minor-key whistles. In fall, the birds move south along the Pacific slope. They are common in winter from Vancouver to San Diego, with flocks foraging on the ground under dense thickets, often mixed with equal numbers of White-crowned Sparrows." The bird was released after rehab at the center.
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AS SEEN AT THE CENTER- We recently treated a Golden-Crowned Sparrow that had an encounter with a cat. According to Audubon: Golden-crowned Sparrows nest in Alaska and western Canada; in summer, open scrubby areas near treeline there may resound with their sad, minor-key whistles. In fall, the birds move south along the Pacific slope. They are common in winter from Vancouver to San Diego, with flocks foraging on the ground under dense thickets, often mixed with equal numbers of White-crowned Sparrows. The bird was released after rehab at the center.
#pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #goldencrownsparrow #audubonsociety

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Along with their cousins, the white crowns, they spend winter in our yard.

Dine For Wildlife! Make your reservations April 1-June 30th at Table 48 at Mother's Tavern, downtown SLO. This one special table seats 6 and for 3 months, 100% of proceeds for this one table will go to Pacific Wildlife Center. You need to call (805) 541-8733 and ask for Table 48. Only this one table will benefit us during this time period!! Eat out, share this with friends and family and help wildlife! #pacificwildlifecare #motherstavern #slowildlife ... See MoreSee Less

Dine For Wildlife! Make your reservations April 1-June 30th at Table 48 at Mothers Tavern, downtown SLO. This one special table seats 6 and for 3 months, 100% of proceeds for this one table will go to Pacific Wildlife Center. You need to call (805) 541-8733 and ask for Table 48.  Only this one table will benefit us during this time period!! Eat out, share this with friends and family and help wildlife! #pacificwildlifecare #motherstavern #slowildlife

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LillyThayer want to join us for a meal?

World Water Day is held annually on 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Now more important to ever to protect our precious resources for now and the future! Share to remind everyone how important it is to protect and conserve! ... See MoreSee Less

World Water Day is held annually on 22nd of March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Now more important to ever to protect our precious resources for now and the future! Share to remind everyone how important it is to protect and conserve!

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