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Rescue, Rehabilitate & Educate

Pacific Wildlife Care has been serving wildlife in the San Luis Obispo area since 1984.

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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.

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What We Do

Pacific Wildlife Care treats 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.

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Behind the Scenes at PWC

Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) has been an advocate for wildlife in San Luis Obispo County since 1984. 

From that time we have grown from a small group of dedicated home rehabilitators into a successful non-profit organization with a well-equipped rehabilitation center, a full-time wildlife veterinarian, a small paid staff, and nearly 200 volunteers.  In addition to the Rehabilitation Center, which is open every day of the year, we maintain a Wildlife Hotline that the public can call to report distressed wildlife (injured, sick, orphaned) and to receive information about our local wildlife.

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Happy Thursday! This little opossum is growing up in our care after being orphaned. She will stay with us until she has learned the skills necessary to survive in the wild. It may be fall, but it’s not uncommon to continue to see baby wildlife in our area because of our mild temperatures. If you see an opossum in the wild, please be kind. They may hiss and growl when scared but they mean you no harm. Let them go about their day as they have an important job to do eating all the slugs, ticks, and mice from your yard! 📸 Morgan N. #wildlife #opossum #awesomepossum #wildliferehab #wildliferescue

Happy Thursday! This little opossum is growing up in our care after being orphaned. She will stay with us until she has learned the skills necessary to survive in the wild. It may be fall, but it’s not uncommon to continue to see baby wildlife in our area because of our mild temperatures. If you see an opossum in the wild, please be kind. They may hiss and growl when scared but they mean you no harm. Let them go about their day as they have an important job to do eating all the slugs, ticks, and mice from your yard!

📸 Morgan N.

#wildlife #opossum #awesomepossum #wildliferehab #wildliferescue
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Please don’t release balloons or fire lanterns! Even those items marketed as “biodegradable” take years to break down and by that time they have already trashed the environment and can become entangled and ingested by wildlife. Instead, here are some great alternative ways to celebrate any special occasion 🙂. #wildlife #bethechange #greenplanet #balloonsblow #nature

Please don’t release balloons or fire lanterns! Even those items marketed as “biodegradable” take years to break down and by that time they have already trashed the environment and can become entangled and ingested by wildlife. Instead, here are some great alternative ways to celebrate any special occasion 🙂.

#wildlife #bethechange #greenplanet #balloonsblow #nature
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👀How many times have you stopped to observe a heron like this one in our Estero Bay Estuary? This gorgeous photo could be yours for a donation via The Wild Bay Fundraiser in its FINAL WEEK! Check it out here: https://www.mbnep.org/wild-bay-fundraiser/ 📸Marcie Begleiter 🌅Morro Bay National Estuary Program

👀How many times have you stopped to observe a heron like this one in our Estero Bay Estuary? This gorgeous photo could be yours for a donation via The Wild Bay Fundraiser in its FINAL WEEK! Check it out here: www.mbnep.org/wild-bay-fundraiser/
📸Marcie Begleiter
🌅Morro Bay National Estuary Program
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Mailing Address: PO Box 1134, Morro Bay, CA 93443
Center Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily
with extended hours April to September
Wildlife Hotline Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
with extended hours April to September
501c3 number: 77-0196350

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Our mission is to support San Luis Obispo County wildlife through rehabilitation and educational outreach.