Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured & orphaned wild animals as well as educating the public on how to co–exist with our wild neighbors.


Wildlife Care of SoCal was founded in 1994 by a group of individuals who saw with increasing regularity that wild animals were becoming victims of urbanization and therefore the desperate need for experienced wildlife rehabilitators, to care for our native wildlife.

Most of us are aware that because of human activities animal species globally are disappearing at an ever accelerating rate. Each year in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties alone, thousands of wild animals are injured, orphaned or displaced largely because of human-created problems: Through the efforts of concerned and caring humans, many animals can be rehabilitated . Using specialized techniques and diets to facilitate their recoveries, we successfully release the majority of our patients back into nature.

We welcome you to join us.


Assisting Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

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Educating the Public about Wildlife

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Wildlife Care of Southern California receives donated fur for the comfort and raising of baby wild animals from conscientious owners or through inheritance who are conflicted on what to do with them. In the past, the furs had always been retrieved from grandma’s attic but in recent years the furs we are receiving are new …which is very disturbing to know these furs are still being sold. In California the banning of sale and manufacturing of new animal fur products officially went into effect on January 1, 2023, making it the first state to officially end the fur trade within its borders. This does not include private or thrift shop sales. Be mindful of what and who you are supporting. Leading department stores, including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Canada Goose, Kering, Saks Fifth Avenue, Zegna Group, Rudsak, Mytheresa, and Moose Knuckle, all have been actively selling real fur. According to the 2017 Economic Census, U.S. sales of fur clothing amounted to more than USD 574 million. California comprised a majority of that figure, raking in nearly USD 129 million in fur sales, followed by New York, which accumulated USD 115 million. That year, California and New York were responsible for 43% of the fur sales in the U.S.“Very little U.S. federal law exists regulating the treatment of fur animals. The Animal Welfare Act, which works to ensure humane treatment of animals, specifically exempts fur animals that are raised for their pelts.”hypebeast.com/2023/1/california-first-state-ban-animal-fur-sales#:~:text=California%27s%20ban%20o.... ... See MoreSee Less
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Apparently, this little coyote after his long struggle asking for help and getting it through medication was on the mend because of the huge heart of this community... It only took 1 hater to poison and kill him! He was healing this is a very sad day. With the help of this West Hills community and especially Lauren a homeowner in the area who never gave up on this guy he has been treated for mange. Below is a little information on Coyotes with mange. Thank you for helping us treat them! We couldn’t do it without the community’s citizen scientist observations.If you have any questions or concerns, please call 805-428-7105.What happens to the coyote now?• The first day the mites die and the coyote will no longer be itching.• Within the first week all the crud and crusty debris left behind will fall off and they will have more energy, move quicker, and become more alert.• Before or by the second week the wounds will heal, they will no longer be seen during the day, and they will go back to traveling with the family(pack) at night.• By the 3rd month they will have a full coat of fur.• What should the community do?• Nothing. Allow them to continue healing in the area. They will continue to survive and find food where they always have up until this point.• Don’t call animal control• Don’t use Poison for RodentsThese Coyotes with mange are out in the day avoiding competition and conflict with healthy coyotes at night, they are seen lying in the sun to get warm, standing in the middle of streets or on corners where they have ” learned ” people throw them food. They are too weak to hunt and can live up to 2 years or more in this condition. Even in this condition, they are very difficult to catch and we have never had a report of them being a threat or aggressive.They are anemic, dehydrated, hungry, and just trying to survive. Mange is a mite that most animals have but a good diet and healthy immune system can fight off. This condition is caused by a compromised immune system. RODENT POISON has been positively determined by the NationalPark Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife TO cause death and debilitating mange in bobcats, foxes, and coyotes and we know it secondarily kills owls, hawks, and smaller animals. ... See MoreSee Less
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