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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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Pacific Wildlife Care wishes you all a happy holiday season! We want to thank you for the endless support through your donations, awareness, and positive words. If you’d like to donate and provide assistance to your local wildlife populations, our Amazon and Chewy wishlists provide an easy route for the public to give directly to the needs of our hospital. For example, the juvenile Red-tailed Hawk seen in the upper left corner of our collage is balancing on a donated bath towel, and the nestling Mallards seen on the right are feasting on waterfowl pellet starter that can be found on our Chewy page! Many of our items on our wishlists are multi-use, such as nitrile gloves and our assortment of dishes. In case you haven’t seen it, please check out or links down below! All your help is greatly appreciated, and we are so thankful for all of the shared holiday cheer! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y158U67U1M83?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR1A8g1-edlvPGpT_-_nG6cizsv0_NCYI4kSFi0vVE6lHA4oCbWVzEeTUOI https://www.chewy.com/g/pacific-wildlife-care_b106316776#wish-list&wishlistsortby=DEFAULT

Pacific Wildlife Care wishes you all a happy holiday season! We want to thank you for the endless support through your donations, awareness, and positive words. If you’d like to donate and provide assistance to your local wildlife populations, our Amazon and Chewy wishlists provide an easy route for the public to give directly to the needs of our hospital. For example, the juvenile Red-tailed Hawk seen in the upper left corner of our collage is balancing on a donated bath towel, and the nestling Mallards seen on the right are feasting on waterfowl pellet starter that can be found on our Chewy page! Many of our items on our wishlists are multi-use, such as nitrile gloves and our assortment of dishes. In case you haven’t seen it, please check out or links down below! All your help is greatly appreciated, and we are so thankful for all of the shared holiday cheer!

www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Y158U67U1M83?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR1A8g1-edlvPGpT_-_nG6cizsv0_NC...

www.chewy.com/g/pacific-wildlife-care_b106316776#wish-list&wishlistsortby=DEFAULT
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3 days ago
Make this Thanksgiving a wild one by helping us feed our wildlife patients! Our animals rely on a healthy diet to help them heal. Our food bill is one of the largest expenses we incur in keeping the clinic open. A donation in any amount can help these animals get the nutrition they need to thrive. So dont just eat turkey this year, help feed this nestling Turkey Vulture, who eats about $150 in food every month. Share your wisdom with your family during Thanksgiving dinner, then support feeding this Great Horned Owl nestling that needs about $4 per day to sustain him. Show your love for your country by helping feed an eagle, who eats about $45 worth of food per week. Celebrate with dear friends and family and fawn over a great meal while helping feed this fawn which needs specialized formula costing $300 per week! You can help us feed our wildlife patients by using the donate button below or going directly to our website at https://pacificwildlifecare.org/make-a-donation/. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be grateful for the wonderful people and animals in our lives. Thank you for any donation you can offer to help us keep our wildlife patients bellies full. We wish you all a bountiful and healthful Thanksgiving! #Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving2023 #wildlife #helpfeedwildlife #baldeagle #greathornedowl #fawn #turkeyvulture

Make this Thanksgiving a wild one by helping us feed our wildlife patients! Our animals rely on a healthy diet to help them heal. Our food bill is one of the largest expenses we incur in keeping the clinic open. A donation in any amount can help these animals get the nutrition they need to thrive. So don't just eat turkey this year, help feed this nestling Turkey Vulture, who eats about $150 in food every month. Share your wisdom with your family during Thanksgiving dinner, then support feeding this Great Horned Owl nestling that needs about $4 per day to sustain him. Show your love for your country by helping feed an eagle, who eats about $45 worth of food per week. Celebrate with dear friends and family and fawn over a great meal while helping feed this fawn which needs specialized formula costing $300 per week!

You can help us feed our wildlife patients by using the donate button below or going directly to our website at pacificwildlifecare.org/make-a-donation/.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be grateful for the wonderful people and animals in our lives.
Thank you for any donation you can offer to help us keep our wildlife patients' bellies full. We wish you all a bountiful and healthful Thanksgiving!

#Thanksgiving #thanksgiving2023 #wildlife #helpfeedwildlife #baldeagle #greathornedowl #fawn #turkeyvulture
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1 week ago

Freedom Friday! This Common Loon came into the clinic after being spotted near the roadway. These birds spend their lives on water hunting and diving for fish and aquatic invertebrates. They sometimes mistake roadways or parking lots for bodies of water and will crash-land onto them. This poses a problem for them as they can only take flight from water. If you see a loon or grebe on land, it is sick, injured or oiled. It needs to be brought to a rehabilitation center or it will not survive. Luckily for this bird, he was found by a Good Samaritan who brought him into our clinic. The bird had some minor abrasions and a small puncture wound. After 11 days of treatment, this bird was ready for release back to his wild home. We wish him lots of open ocean and fresh fish! 🐟

📸 Virginia F.

#freedomfriday #wildlife #wildliferelease #backtothewild #HomeSweetHome #wildliferehab #Loon #commonloon
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2 weeks ago
😆Is it time for the weekend yet? 👍We’re proud to be selected again this year (!) for 805 Living’s Dishing It Out for Charity program presented by Montecito Bank & Trust running through Dec. 31, 2023. Thomas Hill Organics is pledging $2 for every order of Grilled Steak With Garlic Parmesan Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables to Pacific Wildlife Care. Check out the story in @805living’s November Giving Back issue at http://www.805living.com/.

😆Is it time for the weekend yet?

👍We’re proud to be selected again this year (!) for 805 Living’s Dishing It Out for Charity program presented by Montecito Bank & Trust running through Dec. 31, 2023. Thomas Hill Organics is pledging $2 for every order of Grilled Steak With Garlic Parmesan Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables to Pacific Wildlife Care. Check out the story in @805living’s November Giving Back issue at www.805living.com/.
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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.