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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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Squirrel?! Yep that’s right it’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day! 
Squirrels are often the under appreciated animals of the animal kingdom. They play an important role in our ecosystem by planting and storing huge numbers of nuts and seeds and because they plant more than they eat, many turn into trees. Squirrels are essentially nature’s little gardeners! 
When you see them out in the wild, please just enjoy their zany behaviors from afar but avoid the temptation of feeding them. They are wild animals and any feeding can alter their natural behavior and diet. Feeding squirrels can lead to their becoming dependent on handouts and even growing aggressive towards people. Too often, the foods offered are unhealthy and can lead to problems such as obesity and tooth decay.
So while you admire their agility and astounding acrobatics, remember they are making significant contributions to the landscape and our environment. 🌎 

📸 Various species of squirrel pictures by the talented Donald Quintana Nature and Wildlife Photography. (Western Gray Squirrel, California Ground Squirrel, and San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel)

#nationalsquirrelapprecitionday #squirrel #wildlife #keepwildlifewildImage attachmentImage attachment

Squirrel?! Yep that’s right it’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day!
Squirrels are often the under appreciated animals of the animal kingdom. They play an important role in our ecosystem by planting and storing huge numbers of nuts and seeds and because they plant more than they eat, many turn into trees. Squirrels are essentially nature’s little gardeners!
When you see them out in the wild, please just enjoy their zany behaviors from afar but avoid the temptation of feeding them. They are wild animals and any feeding can alter their natural behavior and diet. Feeding squirrels can lead to their becoming dependent on handouts and even growing aggressive towards people. Too often, the foods offered are unhealthy and can lead to problems such as obesity and tooth decay.
So while you admire their agility and astounding acrobatics, remember they are making significant contributions to the landscape and our environment. 🌎

📸 Various species of squirrel pictures by the talented Donald Quintana Nature and Wildlife Photography. (Western Gray Squirrel, California Ground Squirrel, and San Joaquin Antelope Squirrel)

#nationalsquirrelapprecitionday #squirrel #wildlife #keepwildlifewild
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5 days ago
🦉Seeking Summer Interns! APPLY NOW!
🦝 And…seeking a Seasonal Full Time Team Member (April thru September). Animal care experience preferred for seasonal position. 
➡️ Visit www.pacificwildlifecare.org and click Job Openings! And plan for a wild summer!

🦉Seeking Summer Interns! APPLY NOW!
🦝 And…seeking a Seasonal Full Time Team Member (April thru September). Animal care experience preferred for seasonal position.
➡️ Visit www.pacificwildlifecare.org and click Job Openings! And plan for a wild summer!
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1 week ago
Come and visit us at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival! Sure, it’s wet. But, it’s also WILD! Thanks to City of Morro Bay Councilmembers, Cyndee Edwards & Laurel Barton, for stopping by to meet Denali!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

Come and visit us at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival! Sure, it’s wet. But, it’s also WILD! Thanks to City of Morro Bay Councilmembers, Cyndee Edwards & Laurel Barton, for stopping by to meet Denali! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Happy New Year from the Pacific Wildlife Care team! A wonderful possible resolution for 2023 could be to support your local non-profits! If you’re interested in aiding your local wildlife populations, consider donating to our brand new wishlist on Chewy! You’ll find a diverse array of tools and food that we need in order to successfully rehabilitate your outdoor neighbors. You’ll find all types of birdseed, rodent block, and nuts to feed our patients like the Western Grey Squirrel seen here! Be sure to include a personalized note so you can receive a thank you note from our team! The link is provided below. All of your help is greatly appreciated, now and year-round!
https://www.chewy.com/g/pacific-wildlife-care_b106316776#wish-list&wishlistsortby=DEFAULT

Happy New Year from the Pacific Wildlife Care team! A wonderful possible resolution for 2023 could be to support your local non-profits! If you’re interested in aiding your local wildlife populations, consider donating to our brand new wishlist on Chewy! You’ll find a diverse array of tools and food that we need in order to successfully rehabilitate your outdoor neighbors. You’ll find all types of birdseed, rodent block, and nuts to feed our patients like the Western Grey Squirrel seen here! Be sure to include a personalized note so you can receive a thank you note from our team! The link is provided below. All of your help is greatly appreciated, now and year-round!
www.chewy.com/g/pacific-wildlife-care_b106316776#wish-list&wishlistsortby=DEFAULT
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3 weeks ago

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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.