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.
Update! The two orphaned Great Horned Owls that were separated from their parents on a hay truck are doing great. They have doubled in size and are voracious eaters. When they are old enough, they will be moved to a large flight cage where they will learn how to fly and catch live prey. To help us continue the work of rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, please consider making a donation or becoming a member. We receive no government funding and rely on donations/memberships to keep us running. Thank you!! www.pacificwildlifecare.org/make-a-donation/
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Freedom Friday! These 4 Brush Rabbits made their way back into the wild after being brought to us as babies. They all had wounds from being caught by cats. Cat bites are deadly if not treated with antibiotics and we are still not always able to save the cat-injured wildlife we receive. These rabbits were given a course of antibiotics and raised until they were old enough for release. We love our kitty friends but please keep your cats indoors-- it is safer for them and for wildlife.
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