Wildlife Patient Stories

Band-tailed Pigeons at WildCare

 This Band-tailed Pigeon (also known as a wood pigeon) came to WildCare with an injured shoulder. He was rescued in Novato and brought to WildCare on January 7. Our...

Turkey Caught in Fence

 In this video Dr. Sorem gives the turkey medications for pain, inflammation and infection.   Medical Staff giving the turkey oral medications. Photo by Alison...

Rattlesnake Stuck to a Glue Trap

This rattlesnake got stuck on a glue trap and would have died a slow and painful death if he hadn't been rescued. NEVER use glue traps! They are indiscriminate killers...

Wildlife in Autumn

What's happening with wildlife this fall? Here are a few of the questions our Living with Wildlife Hotline operators are responding to right now: 1. "My neighbors have decorated their...

Skunk with Her Head Trapped in a Cinder Block

 The cinder block is hollow, so you can see the skunk's face from the other side. Photo by Alison Hermance What is it with skunks...

Squirrel Release Site Criteria

WildCare is having a VERY busy second baby squirrel season with over 80 babies currently in care! Western Gray Squirrel (left), Eastern Gray Squirrel (right). These...

Squirrel Dentition

 Fall 2020: It's raining squirrels This year's second brood of baby squirrels continues to arrive at WildCare in record numbers! Last year, from August 1 - September 10, 2019...

Vladimir the Turkey Vulture

Behind the Scenes with Vladimir the Turkey Vulture - July 15, 2020 While everyone was sheltering in place the past months, Vladimir, WildCare's Wildlife Ambassador Turkey Vulture, was doing some...

Famous Osprey Recovering at WildCare

   As you probably know, WildCare doesn't name our Wildlife Hospital patients (not least because we admit over 3,500 of them a year!) but this fledgling Osprey arrived already...

Baby Gray Fox Survives Cold Water Swim

Rescuer Matt took this video of the fox kit on his family's swim mat as they waited for transportation to WildCare. Cold and bedraggled, the kit...