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Welcome to WildCare

Baby Swainson's Hawk with a full crop
Kids in a cathedral redwood tree at Muir Woods
Juvenile Mexican Freetail Bats at feeding time
 

Everyone wants to do the right thing for wildlife... WildCare is here to help! 

We're located in downtown San Rafael, California — Marin County's largest city — making us a truly urban wildlife rehabilitation center.

Marin has grown a lot since our inception in 1974, and as the county stretched into the wild places that surrounded it, people and wildlife found themselves calling the same place home. We work to make sure all species can coexist-- not just by treating sick or injured animals (over 3,000 of them a year), but also by teaching people how to live peacefully with wildlife and by advocating for better protection of wildlife and our remaining open spaces.

This integrated approach is essential to WildCare, and we address both the symptoms of human/wildlife interaction and their underlying causes. By doing so, we hope to create a more sustainable world for all.

Learning to Live with Wildlife

In addition to operating our wildlife rehabilitation hospital, we also provide numerous other resources to the local and larger community.

Our Living with Wildlife Hotline is available any time of day or night to help anyone deal safely with the wildlife they encounter.

We've also been a leader in developing new and innovative ways to address problem wildlife issues humanely.

Our education efforts reach young and old through a powerful combination of on-site, in-classroom, and in-the-wilderness programs.

And when wildlife needs us to advocate on its behalf, we take a stand — and help you do so, too.

All these activities help foster an understanding of and appreciation for wildlife in all people.

 

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Baby squirrel. Photo by Alison Hermance
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baby squirrel!
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