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...

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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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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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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