Who We Are
Pacific Wildlife Care has been an advocate for wildlife in San Luis Obispo since 1984.
Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) is San Luis Obispo County’s only licensed rehabilitation center that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. PWC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that is comprised of members, donors, volunteers and professional animal care staff who embrace and support the Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Values of the organization.
Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) was founded in 1984 by a small group of volunteers concerned about the care and conservation of wildlife in San Luis Obispo County. Since 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 local wildlife.
Pacific Wildlife Care’s mission is to support San Luis Obispo County wildlife through rehabilitation and educational outreach.
We envision Pacific Wildlife Care as an advocate for wildlife. By sharing our experiences, we inspire community participation to reduce harm to our wild neighbors.
Pacific Wildlife Care is committed to provide the highest standard of care in the field of wildlife rehabilitation and the humane treatment of all wildlife.
- Compassion – for animals and each other.
- Respect – for the voices, values, and ideas of all in the Pacific Wildlife Care community.
- Accountability – to engage in professional and ethical behavior and remain transparent in all aspects of the organization.
- Teamwork – through collaboration, cooperation, and support for one another.
- Excellence – from continual improvement in our abilities to provide care for injured and orphaned wildlife, educate the public, and govern ourselves.