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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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The Latest from PWC

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🐥 There is still time left for a gift to wildlife on this Giving Tuesday! As of today, we have treated 2,705 animal patients representing 204 different species— a 12.7% increase over 2021! And, with an 12.7% increase in patients, our expenses have increased by over 12%, too. 🦅 Here is the impact of your support: PWC estimates the average total cost of care for each wildlife patient is $250 per patient. Your support ensures continued care— and a second chance in life!— for SLO County wildlife in need. 📣 Facebook has a new way of matching donations this holiday season— when you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, they will match 100% of your donation but only after the second month’s donation. Or if you’d rather become a member of our organization you can sign up online at —> https://pacificwildlifecare.org/become-a-member/ Thank you for being a hero for wildlife on #GivingTuesday! #wildlife #wildliferehab #donation #nonprofit

🐥 There is still time left for a gift to wildlife on this Giving Tuesday!
As of today, we have treated 2,705 animal patients representing 204 different species— a 12.7% increase over 2021!
And, with an 12.7% increase in patients, our expenses have increased by over 12%, too.

🦅 Here is the impact of your support: PWC estimates the average total cost of care for each wildlife patient is $250 per patient. Your support ensures continued care— and a second chance in life!— for SLO County wildlife in need.

📣 Facebook has a new way of matching donations this holiday season— when you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, they will match 100% of your donation but only after the second month’s donation.
Or if you’d rather become a member of our organization you can sign up online at —> pacificwildlifecare.org/become-a-member/

Thank you for being a hero for wildlife on #GivingTuesday!

#wildlife #wildliferehab #donation #nonprofit
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3 days ago
🐥 This year on Giving Tuesday, please consider a gift for wildlife! As of today, we have treated 2,705 animal patients representing 204 different species— a 12.7% increase over 2021! And, with an 12.7% increase in patients, our expenses have increased by over 12%, too. 📣 Facebook has a new way of matching donations this holiday season— when you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, they will match 100% of your donation but only after the second month’s donation. 🦅 Here is the impact of your support: PWC estimates the average total cost of care for each wildlife patient is $250 per patient. Your support ensures continued care— and a second chance in life!— for SLO County wildlife in need. Thank you for being a hero for wildlife on #GivingTuesday! #wildlife #wildliferehab #donation #nonprofit

🐥 This year on Giving Tuesday, please consider a gift for wildlife!

As of today, we have treated 2,705 animal patients representing 204 different species— a 12.7% increase over 2021!
And, with an 12.7% increase in patients, our expenses have increased by over 12%, too.

📣 Facebook has a new way of matching donations this holiday season— when you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, they will match 100% of your donation but only after the second month’s donation.

🦅 Here is the impact of your support: PWC estimates the average total cost of care for each wildlife patient is $250 per patient. Your support ensures continued care— and a second chance in life!— for SLO County wildlife in need.

Thank you for being a hero for wildlife on #GivingTuesday!

#wildlife #wildliferehab #donation #nonprofit
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3 days ago
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Pacific Wildlife Care has much to be grateful for this year. It takes many, many people to make our organization work— from our Board that gives us our goals and guidance, our Executive Director who handles everything from personnel matters to fundraising and public relations, to our veterinarian and staff who maintain the high quality of care received by every patient who comes through our doors. Many thanks to our volunteers who educate the public, staff the hotline, transport animals, do home rehabilitation, manage our website and perform an endless array of tasks at the clinic or wherever they are needed. Their energy and dedication are the backbone of PWC. 2022 has been a difficult year placing extra burdens and risks on everyone at Pacific Wildlife Care but, despite it all, our dedicated team has cared for over 2,600 wildlife patients so far this year. We are thankful for our members, supporters, and donors— without you, our doors would be closed to suffering wildlife. Thank you to each and every one of you. This work would be impossible without you! #thankyou #Thanksgiving2022 #pacificwildlifecare #nonprofit #thankful #wildlife #wildliferehabImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Pacific Wildlife Care has much to be grateful for this year. It takes many, many people to make our organization work— from our Board that gives us our goals and guidance, our Executive Director who handles everything from personnel matters to fundraising and public relations, to our veterinarian and staff who maintain the high quality of care received by every patient who comes through our doors. Many thanks to our volunteers who educate the public, staff the hotline, transport animals, do home rehabilitation, manage our website and perform an endless array of tasks at the clinic or wherever they are needed. Their energy and dedication are the backbone of PWC. 2022 has been a difficult year placing extra burdens and risks on everyone at Pacific Wildlife Care but, despite it all, our dedicated team has cared for over 2,600 wildlife patients so far this year. We are thankful for our members, supporters, and donors— without you, our doors would be closed to suffering wildlife. Thank you to each and every one of you. This work would be impossible without you!

#thankyou #thanksgiving2022 #pacificwildlifecare #nonprofit #thankful #wildlife #wildliferehab
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1 week ago
🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a gorgeous picture of two Wild Turkeys. Did you know that in the early 1900s wild turkeys were nearly extinct. Thanks to conservation efforts, their population count today is approximately 6.5 million, with ranges expanding in many areas. Like an octopus, a Wild Turkey’s skin color reflects its mood. Excitement or stress can instantly cause it to change from red to white to blue. Turkeys can run 18 miles per hour on foot and up to 50 miles per hour in flight! 🍁 Facebook has a new way of matching donations this holiday season— when you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, they will match 100% of your donation after the second month’s donation. Stay tuned for our post on Giving Tuesday, November 29th! 🙂 Photo credit: Donald Quintana Nature and Wildlife Photography —www.donaldquintana.com #wildturkey #happythanksgiving #wildlife #wildliferehab #thanksgiving2022

🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a gorgeous picture of two Wild Turkeys.
Did you know that in the early 1900s wild turkeys were nearly extinct. Thanks to conservation efforts, their population count today is approximately 6.5 million, with ranges expanding in many areas.
Like an octopus, a Wild Turkey’s skin color reflects its mood. Excitement or stress can instantly cause it to change from red to white to blue.
Turkeys can run 18 miles per hour on foot and up to 50 miles per hour in flight!
🍁 Facebook has a new way of matching donations this holiday season— when you sign up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, they will match 100% of your donation after the second month’s donation. Stay tuned for our post on Giving Tuesday, November 29th! 🙂

Photo credit: Donald Quintana Nature and Wildlife Photography —www.donaldquintana.com

#wildturkey #happythanksgiving #wildlife #wildliferehab #thanksgiving2022
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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.