Pacific Wildlife Care has been serving wildlife in the San Luis Obispo area since 1984.
Donors, volunteers & staff working together to support the wildlife of San Luis Obispo County through rehabilitation and educational outreach.
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.
"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.
Wild at Heart – A Bubbles Brunch for Wildlife
Mark your calendar for August 6, 2023 from 10:30AM to 1:30PM! Let your wild heart beat in sync with the rhythm of nature at the historical Octagon Barn (4400 Octagon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.)
Join us for a memorable ‘Bubbles Brunch for Wildlife’ in the heart of SLO County. Bask in the company of fellow wildlife enthusiasts, savoring an indulgent Sunday brunch catered exclusively by TASTE Craft Eatery – a beloved local culinary hotspot.
Toast to the love of wildlife with your choice of sparkling beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Let your senses be serenaded by the harmonious melodies of our talented volunteer Craig Nuttycomb, setting the perfect mood as you explore an assortment of unique silent auction items.
Get up close and personal with our Wildlife Animal Ambassadors, and experience the captivating process of Plein Air pastel artistry by renowned local artist Jim Tyler.
Be among the first to hear our exhilarating updates first-hand about PWC’s Campaign for Wildlife.
Join us as we raise our glasses, our spirits, and our funds for wildlife rehabilitation and education. Don’t miss out on the celebration; RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
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.
Did you lose your parakeet? We have a parakeet that was found in Morro Bay that was brought to our clinic. If you think it might be your pet please call our hotline, 805-543-WILD (9453), or message us on Facebook to identify. We want to get this animal back to its owner so please spread the word!
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Check your boats, trailers, and campers before you move them! It’s nesting season which means bird families are trying to find the best spot to raise their babies. Unfortunately, those spots might not be the most convenient for us. If you won’t be moving your trailer... then great! Baby birds grow quickly so they won’t be there long. If you’d rather not have bird stowaways then the best action is prevention! Check your trailer weekly for nest building during the spring and summer and block off appealing areas with tarps or stuffing something around that area. Some favorite nesting locations are the tongue, kingpin box, and even the wheel wells.
If an active nest is already in place… please call your local wildlife rehab before interfering with the nest! Did you know that native birds, their eggs, chicks, and active nests are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act? This federal law makes it illegal to harm, harass, possess, or kill a native bird, its eggs, chicks, or active nest. It was enacted because our national wildlife face serious threats to their survival. Often, we can find a solution that protects our wildlife and works for you, too.
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Freedom Friday! This adult Western Gull had been seen with an injury to its beak for several months before a concerned member of the public took it upon herself to help us rescue it. She observed it for some time until she was sure the bird was in a place to make a capture possible— never an easy task with a flighted gull. Our rescue team then succeeded in capturing it. The bird had an injury to its lower beak allowing the tongue to protrude out of the bottom of its mouth. Amazingly, not only was the bird surviving, it had at some time, also suffered and survived a broken wing. Without intervention, the tongue could have become infected or desiccated making it difficult for the bird to eat. The wound required surgical repair by our veterinarian both inside and outside of the mouth. After the surgical wounds healed, the gull was given time in our large flight. Seventeen days after being captured and assisted by the determined citizen who aided in its rescue, the now healthy bird was released back to its wild home.
📸 Morgan N. and Kathy S.
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I am a fledgling, which means I have just left my nest and can't quite fly yet. I have feathers, a short tail, and am likely easy to catch- I don't know I should be afraid of people and pets yet! I may be on the ground but my parents are taking care of me. If I am not injured or in harm's way, please leave me alone and keep people and pets away from me. If I have wandered into a dangerous place, just pick me up and put me under a nearby shrub or bush, (not up in a tree) - my parents will find me. I won't be here for long! It usually only takes me a few days to figure out how to fly. If you're unsure what to do, please call your local wildlife rehabber before intervening!
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