WildCare Helps Wildlife

The Wildlife Hospital helps injured, ill and orphaned wildlife recover from negative interactions with humans (over 90% of patients are admitted to our Hospital due to negative interactions with people or our stuff).

Our Wildlife Advocacy work affects positive change for the environment and the world we share with wildlife.

Our Living with Wildlife Hotline 415-456-7283 and our WildCare Solutions consulting service work to stop animals from becoming injured in the first place by providing practical, humane and effective solutions to nuisance wildlife problems.

Our Hungry Owl Project solves rodent problems with a natural solution.

The mission of the Hungry Owl Project is to reduce the need for harmful pesticides and rodenticides by encouraging natural predators. Hungry Owl Project is a program of WildCare, and we help owls by providing nesting boxes, doing research and monitoring of local owl populations, maintaining of owl boxes, and educating the public about nontoxic and sustainable pest management practices.

Did you know that a single family of Barn Owls can eat around 3,400 rodents each year? If the Barn Owl parents have more than one clutch of baby owlets, that number can even double! Barn Owls really are amazing at controlling rodents.


WildCare delivers world-class medical care in our open admission wildlife hospital, together with exceptional environmental education, community engagement, and effective advocacy for the protection of wildlife and our shared habitat.


WildCare envisions a future in which humans are committed stewards of the natural world and transform conflict with wildlife into coexistence.
Core Values

Dedication to Wildlife and the Environment
Care, Compassion and Inclusion
Pursuit of Learning

The Wildcare Way

WildCare’s goal is to help people live well with wildlife, and all of our programs work together to help people navigate that boundary where humans and animals come into contact with each other.

Our approach to wildlife exclusion is simple, humane, and the only way that solves the problem permanently. Our wildlife consultants are trained in humane and nonlethal exclusion best practices that encourage wildlife to leave problem areas of your home or business. We advise you on how to confirm that the animal has vacated, and the best way to permanently seal the entry points in a structure to prevent re-entry.

WildCare Solutions Do you have wildlife problems? We have WildCare Solutions!

Whether you have a raccoon in your attic or a skunk in your crawlspace, we can offer recommendations to solve the problem humanely and nonlethally. Squirrels eating the seed falling out of your birdfeeder? Bats roosting in your attic or chimney? Call us for a free consultation!

“Living With” Guides

Learn how you can share your environment with our wildlife neighbors, without harm or conflict:
How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows
How to Safely Feed Backyard Birds
Living with Coyotes
Living with Deer
Living with Honeybees
Living with Mountain Lions
Living with Rodents
Living with Skunks
Living with Yellow Jackets
Protect Songbirds from Salmonella Poisoning
Should You Provide Water for Wildlife?
Songbirds, Cats and Catios
Stop! Don’t Trim That Tree!
Why Trapping Doesn’t Work


Virtual & Distance Learning Programs
School & Group Programs
Family Programs
Plan a Visit
Summer Nature Programs
Our Wildlife Ambassadors
WildCare Family Adventures
Teacher Resources


Wildlife Hospital
Found an Animal FAQ
Wildlife Patient Stories
Hungry Owl Project
Living with Wildlife
WildCare Videos
Advocacy Issues
Respect the Nest


Wildlife Hospital Volunteers
Nature Guide Volunteers
Teen & Young Adult Volunteers
Support Volunteers
Animal Transport Volunteers

Current Wildlife Advocacy Issues

Help WildCare take a stand! These are the current Wildlife Advocacy issues on which we’re working.
Protect Songbirds from Salmonella Poisoning
Stop the Dumping of Rat Poison on the Farallon Islands
Stop! Don’t Trim That Tree!
Take Action Against Rat Poisons (Rodenticides)
Tule Elk at Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Ongoing Wildlife Advocacy Issues

These issues affect wildlife on a daily, seasonal or annual basis. WildCare fights to protect wildlife and habitat by educating the public about the following issues.

How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows
How to Safely Feed Backyard Birds
Respect the Nest
Should You Provide Water for Wildlife?
Songbirds, Cats and Catios
Why Trapping Doesn’t Work

Help WildCare Help Wildlife Donate today to make WildCare’s work possible!

Each year, WildCare cares for 3,500 ill, injured and orphaned wild animals, and we teach over 35,000 children and adults.

We can’t heal animals, educate the next generation or advocate for wildlife without your help!

If you would like to:

make an in-kind donation
make a legacy gift
give with a donor advised fund
discuss corporate partnerships

Contact Lacey Babnik, Director of Development at

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