PWC maintains a Hotline voicemail that anyone in our county can call 365 days a year to get help for distressed animals. Our hotline volunteers check for messages at least once an hour between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Sometimes it becomes necessary for us to help wildlife: raccoons get hit by cars; eagles and turkey vultures eat carrion containing lead shot; western grebes become coated with oil; red-tailed hawks and owls get caught in barbed-wire fencing; and baby birds fall from their nest.
Pacific Wildlife Care is the only organization in San Luis Obispo County that rescues wildlife (other than marine mammals), and rehabilitates them whenever possible so that they can be released back into the wild.
We Need Your Help
As volunteers, we rely heavily on the assistance of the public to help us rescue wildlife in distress. If you have found an injured, orphaned, sick or oiled animal, please contain it safely in a well-ventilated box, cover the box to minimize stressing the animal and if possible, transport it to Pacific Wildlife Care’s Rehabilitation Center at 1387 Main Street in Morro Bay (Directions).
The Center is open for animal intakes from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm every day of the year. After hours, please keep the animal contained in a warm, dark, quiet place until the Rehabilitation Center reopens.
Find an injured wild animal?
What should you do next? Wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue it. These tips can help you decide whether to take action. If the animal needs our help, call the Pacific Wildlife Care Hotline for advice and assistance 805-543-9453 (WILD)