Found an Injured Wild Animal?
Call us immediately at 707-822-8839
Do not place yourself in danger.
Humboldt Wildlife Care Center
Serving the northwest corner of California
Over 1200 injured wild animals per year are treated directly, and we address many more situations over the phone.
Whether a Hummingbird who’s collided with a window, a Raccoon hit by a car, or a Barn Owl poisoned by rodenticide, most of the cases we treat are the result of unfortunate interactions with human activity or infrastructure.
Caring community members who support this work with donations, make it possible.
OPEN EVERY DAY
Summer: 9am – 7pm
Winter: 9am – 5pm
The center is located at:
2182 Old Arcata Rd. in Bayside (Between Arcata and Eureka)
What is wildlife rehabilitation?
Wildlife rehabilitation: giving injured and orphaned wild animals a second chance, returning them to the wild after appropriate treatment.
Rehabilitators use protocols, research, and veterinary consultation, as well as respectful empathy with wild animals.
Wildlife rehabilitation is regulated by state and federal agencies, and by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Code of Ethics.
Humboldt Wildlife Care Center is a project of Bird Ally X, permitted to rehabilitate wildlife by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
HWCC was founded in 1979, serving the region as a network. HWCC began working with Bird Ally X in 2011. The two entities merged in 2014, to better serve the community together as one nonprofit organization. We have a wonderful team of skilled and dedicated staff, interns and volunteers.
Ways to help
Volunteers are essential to this lifesaving work. Get Involved
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