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...

What is a Fledgling?

By admin | August 10, 2012

A fledgling is a young bird that is old enough to leave the nest, but may be a few days or even weeks away from flying successfully. As the bird begins to grow the appropriate feathers and train the muscles that it needs to FLY, it is common for it to “fall” out of the…

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Is “Pelican Season” slowing down?

By admin | August 9, 2012

What’s up with all the Pelicans? An article in the Bay News and information from State Parks calls the occurrence “Transient Phenomenon”. With weather trends showing an “El Nino” effect there has not been enough bait fish to feed all those juveniles. Add the affect of humans providing a source of food from fishing, restaurants…

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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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Pacific Wildlife Care

It's Earth Day! Join us at El Chorro Park in SLO from 11am-5pm. Meet some of our animal ambassadors! Come on out! ... See MoreSee Less

Its Earth Day! Join us at El Chorro Park in SLO from 11am-5pm. Meet some of our animal ambassadors! Come on out!

Join us at San Luis Obispo's Earth Day event Saturday, April 22, 2017 • El Chorro Regional Park • 11AM - 5PM. We will have our animal ambassadors on hand as well as information on how we help our local wildlife! #earthday2017 #pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #wildliferescue ... See MoreSee Less

Join us at San Luis Obispos Earth Day event Saturday, April 22, 2017 • El Chorro Regional Park • 11AM - 5PM. We will have our animal ambassadors on hand as well as information on how we help our local wildlife! #earthday2017 #pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #wildliferescue

Pacific Wildlife Care staffs our hotline 365 days a year during center hours 8am-4pm. You can call 805-543-9453 (WILD)
The calls are not picked up "live", so always leave a message and our hotline volunteer will return your call in an hour or less. Always leave as much detail as possible and speak slowly and clearly. If you can stay in sight of the animal with your cell phone, so much the better. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to help injured or orphaned wildlife in SLO County. You can visit our website for more information at pacificwildlifecare.org #pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #wildliferescue
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Pacific Wildlife Care staffs our hotline 365 days a year during center hours 8am-4pm.  You can call 805-543-9453 (WILD)
The calls are not picked up live, so always leave a message and our hotline volunteer will return your call in an hour or less. Always leave as much detail as possible and speak slowly and clearly. If you can stay in sight of the animal with your cell phone, so much the better. We appreciate everyone who takes the time to help injured or orphaned wildlife in SLO County. You can visit our website for more information at pacificwildlifecare.org  #pacificwildlifecare #slowildlife #wildliferescue

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So grateful for PWC.

Today I called your organization to report an oiled seabird. I received a callback almost immediately and within an hour your volunteer Jack was on scene. The bird had left the area and Jack went in search of it, finding and recovering it some distance away. RESPECT to PWC for being a friend to our sick and injured wildlife, and to Jack for going over and above to save this oiled bird.

Jack is a jewel, we are lucky to have a lot of jewels at Pacific Wildlife Care.

Dine for Wildlife! Now through June 30th, Mother's Tavern will be donating 100% of proceeds when you dine at Table 48! The table seats 6 and only this table will benefit Pacific Wildlife Care during this time. We recommend calling ahead to reserve Table 48 at (805) 541-8733. April 1st-June 30th! Go eat and drink to help wildlife! #pacificwildlifecare #motherstavern #slowildlife ... See MoreSee Less

Dine for Wildlife! Now through June 30th, Mothers Tavern will be donating 100% of proceeds when you dine at Table 48! The table seats 6 and only this table will benefit Pacific Wildlife Care during this time. We recommend calling ahead to reserve Table 48 at (805) 541-8733. April 1st-June 30th! Go eat and drink to help wildlife! #pacificwildlifecare #motherstavern #slowildlife

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