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...

A Message from Jeri Roberts

By Jeanette Stone | September 29, 2016

It’s with great sadness that I tell you Jack, our Educational Merlin Falcon, passed away recently. I feel especially blessed to have lived with and cared for him the past 11 years.  We made many public appearances together during that time. He taught and thrilled so many children and adults over his years as an ambassador. Jack was…

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Pip, American Kestrel

Meet Pip, Newest Wildlife Ambassador

By Jeanette Stone | September 27, 2016

Pip’s story: AMERICAN KESTREL Falco sparverius Pip is an American Kestrel brought to PWC in May, 2016 as an injured fledgling. His tail feathers were still partly sheathed indicative of a young bird. A cat had carried him indoors and he had multiple puncture wounds consistent with being cat-caught. He also had a dislocation in…

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Don’t Try This at Home: The Saga of CORA 16-1623

By Pam Hartmann | September 9, 2016

Common Raven 16-1623, admitted to the clinic on June 22, made himself at home on a table in the Intake Room, appearing completely comfortable in what should have been an alien environment, with four humans observing him. He ate out of bowls, took food from humans’ hands, and displayed curiosity about, well, everything. He tore…

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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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