Wildlife Patient Stories

Pigeon with a Broken Neck Recovers at WildCare

When this pigeon’s rescuers saw her lying in a contorted position on the sidewalk in Oakland, California, they thought she was dead. But then she tried to move, and rescuers…

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Really Big Bobcat Recovers at WildCare

This Bobcat was hit by a car on Atherton Avenue in Novato. When he was found, the cat was stunned, but he started to wake up while his rescuers waited,…

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Stowaway Baby Raccoons from Florida

When you park a rented van at a long-term parking lot at an airport, you expect it to be as you left it when you return. Unfortunately, someone must have…

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Young Bobcat Returns to the Wild

Sometimes it is hard to tell if an injured cat by the side of the road is a wild cat or a domestic pet. Especially when the cat in question…

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Squirrel Trapped in Birdfeeder

If you have birdfeeders in your yard, you know how challenging it can be to keep squirrels away from them. Like songbirds, squirrels simply can’t resist the bountiful buffet of…

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Whooo’s Outsmarting Whom?

This large, and otherwise healthy Great Horned Owl was found by a Novato resident, right outside her front door. The bird had been hit by a car and was obviously…

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Coyote Returns to the Wild

WildCare Was This Coyote’s Only Hope As many of us know, coyotes are intelligent animals. They have figured out how to live among humans, and in most cases, they successfully…

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Squirrels Growing Up Wild

Tiny and pink to fluffy and orange! When these tiny baby squirrels first arrived at WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital, we could only guess at their actual species. When any baby squirrel…

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Baby Raccoons at WildCare

Orphaned Baby Raccoons in Care Photos, video and main story by Shelly Ross Baby raccoons are, without a doubt, some of the most charming, amusing and delightful patients we treat…

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Three Baby Great Horned Owls Back with Their Families

Story by Maggie Rufo It’s Baby Season for Hawks and Owls! In the space of two weeks, three Great Horned Owlets arrived at WildCare. All three had fallen from their…

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