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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

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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Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, June 15th for Wild at Heart!!! Join us for brunch and bubbles to celebrate 40 years of Pacific Wildlife Care’s mission! This year’s Wild at Heart will be hosted at the Octagon Barn, from 10:30 to 1:30pm Saturday, August 24th, and tickets are $100 per person. Meet our wild animal ambassadors, shop silent auction items, enjoy live music, and hear special announcements! We would love to have you join us in celebrating 40 years of rescue, rehabilitation, and educational outreach! Here is the link to get your ticket: https://pacificwildlifecare.networkforgood.com/events/72245-wild-heart-2024

Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, June 15th for Wild at Heart!!! Join us for brunch and bubbles to celebrate 40 years of Pacific Wildlife Care’s mission! This year’s Wild at Heart will be hosted at the Octagon Barn, from 10:30 to 1:30pm Saturday, August 24th, and tickets are $100 per person. Meet our wild animal ambassadors, shop silent auction items, enjoy live music, and hear special announcements! We would love to have you join us in celebrating 40 years of rescue, rehabilitation, and educational outreach! Here is the link to get your ticket: pacificwildlifecare.networkforgood.com/events/72245-wild-heart-2024 ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Yoo-hoo! Summer baby season is just around the corner, and we are in desperate need of bath towels, flat sheets, and especially.. pillow cases! We use these items to line enclosures, handle animals, and clean the clinic. If you have a few to spare, please consider donating them to us! The bigger the towel, the better… no hand towels, please. You can bring them to us directly at 1387 Main St. in Morro Bay, or call our hotline to see if a transport volunteer can pick them up from you. Thank you all for your support, no matter the form!

Yoo-hoo! Summer baby season is just around the corner, and we are in desperate need of bath towels, flat sheets, and especially.. pillow cases! We use these items to line enclosures, handle animals, and clean the clinic. If you have a few to spare, please consider donating them to us! The bigger the towel, the better… no hand towels, please. You can bring them to us directly at 1387 Main St. in Morro Bay, or call our hotline to see if a transport volunteer can pick them up from you. Thank you all for your support, no matter the form! ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
🚿🌼 PWC is in the midst of baby season and we need your help! We rely on your support to rescue, rehabilitate, and release as many baby animals as possible. Your generous donation will provide essential resources for feeding, housing, and medical care for summer babies in need. Every dollar you give goes directly toward giving these animals the best possible chance at survival. Please check out the link in our bio to donate!!🌸🌸

🚿🌼 PWC is in the midst of baby season and we need your help! We rely on your support to rescue, rehabilitate, and release as many baby animals as possible. Your generous donation will provide essential resources for feeding, housing, and medical care for summer babies in need. Every dollar you give goes directly toward giving these animals the best possible chance at survival. Please check out the link in our bio to donate!!🌸🌸 ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago
Oh Deer! You’ve found a fawn alone — now what? Chances are the fawn is just fine! It’s normal for a doe to leave her baby while she forages for food, often for many hours at a time. The best action you can take is no action: leave the baby alone so mom can safely return. Sadly, every year wildlife rehabilitators receive fawns that are not in fact orphans or in need of care. However, if the fawn is visibly injured, poorly responsive, running around crying, or a dead doe is found nearby, please contact your local wildlife rehab clinic ASAP before intervening. Not sure what to do? Call and describe what you see! 📸 P. Hartmann #wildliferehab #wildlife #fawn #deer #doe #notapet #donotdisturb

Oh Deer! You’ve found a fawn alone — now what? Chances are the fawn is just fine! It’s normal for a doe to leave her baby while she forages for food, often for many hours at a time. The best action you can take is no action: leave the baby alone so mom can safely return. Sadly, every year wildlife rehabilitators receive fawns that are not in fact orphans or in need of care.
However, if the fawn is visibly injured, poorly responsive, running around crying, or a dead doe is found nearby, please contact your local wildlife rehab clinic ASAP before intervening. Not sure what to do? Call and describe what you see!

📸 P. Hartmann

#wildliferehab #wildlife #fawn #deer #doe #notapet #donotdisturb
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Mailing Address: PO Box 4613, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
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.