Wildlife Patient Stories

Storm and Flood at WildCare

Late Saturday night, October 23, a major storm system moved into Northern California, bringing with it heavy winds and an absolutely astonishing amount of rain.In what the National Weather Service is calling the largest rainstorm in our area since 1955, San Rafael received a record-breaking 8.35 inches of rain in just 24 hours! Coupled with…

Cold, Wet Animals Admitted to WildCare

If you live somewhere other than the San Francisco Bay Area, you may not be familiar with our “Mediterranean climate.” We have rainy winters and dry summers, and it’s not unusual for us to receive rain in February or March, and then not see rain again until October or November.Combine this climate pattern with the…

Keep Halloween Safe for Wildlife

Between tangling decorations, candy wrappers and increased human activity, Halloween can be a dangerous holiday for wildlife! Learn how to make this Halloween safe for wildlife.

Two Unusual Birds at WildCare

WildCare has admitted some unusual birds to our Wildlife Hospital over the past couple of weeks! Meet a Pileated Woodpecker and a Cassin’s Auklet!

What’s Happening in YOUR Yard?

“Why do all the crows look so mangy?” “Raccoons are digging up my lawn, what do I do about it?” WildCare’s Living with Wildlife Hotline is lighting up with these calls right now. Learn the answers!

Baby Opossums at WildCare

These baby opossums and their siblings have a sad, but not uncommon reason for being admitted to our Wildlife Hospital: Their mother was hit by a car, but they survived!

Turkey Vulture Baby at WildCare

WildCare admitted this fluffy baby Turkey Vulture to our Wildlife Hospital after he fell from his nest, and then wandered up a hillside to his rescuer’s back door. Meet him in VIDEO and watch us reunite him with his family!

Bobcat Kitten in Care at WildCare

What would you do if this animal approached you on a hiking trail? his baby’s rescuers carefully picked her up, avoiding her sharp teeth and claws, and bundled her into a sweatshirt. They returned to the head of the hiking trail and contacted the Marin Humane Officer on duty to transfer the kitten to WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital.

Mother’s Day Mama Opossum

Who’s the hardest working wildlife mom? Wild animals work tremendously hard to raise their babies every spring and summer, but for sheer heavy lifting, we think Mama Opossum may take the prize…

Spring 2021 Orphaned Babies at WildCare

April is the month when WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital really gets busy admitting injured and orphaned baby animals needing care. Meet four recent intakes in VIDEO and learn these young animals’ rescue stories!