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.
[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
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.
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
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 ... See MoreSee Less
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