WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital is OPEN to admit patients 9am – 5pm, but our Courtyard and Museum are closed to visitors as of Saturday, July 16, 2022.

This closure is out of concern for our resident Wildlife Ambassador animals due to the detection of
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in birds in California. Learn more…

WildCare is a wildlife hospital, nature education center and wildlife advocacy organization located in San Rafael, California. Each year we treat over 3,500 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients in the Wildlife Hospital, reach over 20,000 children and adults through our Terwilliger Nature Education Programs, and help thousands of people everywhere to live well with wildlife.

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Found an Animal?

Call our Wildlife Hotline 415-456-SAVE

We provide ongoing care for wildlife with our dedicated team of staff and volunteers. View Wildlife Hospital

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Education Programs

Bring nature and wildlife to the classroom! 

WildCare’s Nature Education Programs teach children to love and value the natural world! View Programs

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Educational Programs

School & Group Programs

We offer a variety of environmental education programs to Bay Area schools, senior centers, scout troops and camps.Learn more.

Wildlife Camp

Treat your child to Spring or Summer Wildlife Camp at WildCare. Click to learn more!

WildCare Family Adventures

WildCare’s Family Adventures are bilingual and free to the public.Learn more.

Wildlife Ambassadors

By sharing their rescue stories, these animals act as ambassadors for their species in order to increase awareness of their plight in the wild.Learn more.

Our Impact

35,000 children and adults educated about nature and wildlife every year 3,500 ill, injured and orphaned wild animals cared for every year

Help WildCare Help Wildlife Donate today to make our work possible!

Donate Today

Help us heal injured and orphaned animals with a one time donation!

Give Monthly

Support WildCare’s ongoing efforts with a monthly donation!

Sponsor an Animal for Father’s Day

You can help by sponsoring WildCare’s wildlife patients!

Explore Wildcare

Play Video WildCare’s Covid Response

Play Video Meet Mohave the Desert Tortoise

Play Video Meet Trill the Western Screech Owl

Play Video Meet an Orphaned Fawn

Play Video Meet Pele the Peregrine Falcon

Play Video Meet WildCare’s Pool Birds!


Lend a Hand!

We depend upon the commitment of over 250 volunteers to help staff our programs, including our core animal aid and education programs.

Learn about volunteer opportunities for:

  • Animal Hospital
  • Nature Guide
  • Animal Transport
  • Facility Support
  • Internships
  • And more

Become a Volunteer

Stories from the Wildlife Hospital

Enjoy amazing stories (with photos and videos!) of animals receiving care in our Wildlife Hospital. These stories of rescue, recovery and release will warm your heart and help you appreciate the work WildCare does to help animals every day! Read Stories Preview modal-