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...

Seabirds and the Hazards of Fishing

By Meg Crockett | December 22, 2016

Our hotline received several calls during a four-day period concerning a cormorant with a large object hanging from his beak. Our volunteers and various other people tried to rescue him more than once, but he was elusive and often hopped into the ocean when approached. Finally he was seen near a street corner away from…

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Wildlife garden photo

Getting Wild About Autumn – with a wildlife garden

By Meg Crockett | October 18, 2016

Autumn is a great time to get ready for helping wildlife next year. How so? Much as many of us like to feed wildlife, most experts advise against it UNLESS you are supplying the food that wildlife evolved with: native plants that provide berries, seeds, nectar and even the insects on the plants for the…

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Eurasian Collard-Dove (file photo)

Dove Recuer Sends Thanks

By Meg Crockett | October 18, 2016

Dear Jennifer and Pacific Wildlife Staff: Thank you so very much for your being there for us and for the little Eurasian Collared Dove we brought in last week. We brought the little guy or girl in on Monday, September 5th, after finding it on Sunday, calling, and being advised to keep the bird warm…

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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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