Humboldt Wildlife Care Center

Found an Injured Wild Animal?

Call us immediately at 707-822-8839

Do not place yourself in danger.

If you have found an injured marine mammal, such as a seal or sea lion, call the North Coast Marine Mammal Center: tel. 707-465-6265

Thank You

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.


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.

Joining Forces

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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