Volunteers Behind the Scenes

 Many of the rescuers who bring injured or orphaned animals to WildCare ask to see what goes on behind the front desk. For our patients’ safety and welfare, our license from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife does … Continued

Raccoon Medical Mystery

Article by Juliana Sorem, DVM, Melanie Piazza and Alison Hermance  In this video, Dr. Amy Allen explores the raccoon’s nasal passages endoscopically while WildCare’s Brittany Morse monitors the raccoon under anesthesia. Upon his intake at WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital, our … Continued

Skunk Caught in a Dryer Vent

Who knows what this large and healthy adult skunk was seeking when he squeezed under a Mill Valley home. Due to the lack of natural denning spaces in our urban and suburban neighborhoods, skunks will seek shelter under structures and … Continued

New Pool for WildCare’s Pool Birds

The wonderful people at Hendrickson Pools made an incredibly generous donation to WildCare, just in time for the holidays! Two of WildCare most popular educational Wildlife Ambassador animals are Marshall the American White Pelican (named in loving memory of Joan … Continued

Give Wildlife a BRAKE!

Why would an owl get hit by a car? This Northern Saw-whet Owl was hit by a car! In this video, after recovering at WildCare he flies free. As the clocks fall back and the days get shorter, WildCare sees … Continued

WildCare Emergency Update

Update 10/30/19 Our lights are on, come enjoy special animal encounters at WildCare! It has been a challenging few days, but the power is finally back on at WildCare. We recognize that not everyone is as fortunate, however, and we … Continued

Pigeons Covered in Mysterious Sticky Gel

On October 13, a passerby found three pigeons with sticky, matted feathers, struggling to fly and walk in front of a grocery store in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco. Realizing the birds were in trouble, rescuers brought them, … Continued

Opossum Mama and Family

 In the video above you can see the mother opossum foraging for food with her whole family, including the two white siblings on board! You can tell that all those babies are heavy, and keep an eye out for … Continued

Unusual Baby Raccoon at WildCare

Early fall is a busy time for WildCare’s Living with Wildlife Hotline 415-456-7283, even as things SHOULD be slowing slowing down in the Wildlife Hospital. We’ve had some indications that this fall is going to be unusual, however! Ping-pong balls … Continued