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.

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Assisting Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

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Educating the Public about Wildlife

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Thank you for your interest. The guidelines and regulations are basically the same and are great, what has changed is the department is rewriting California law as it pertains to the rehabilitation including placement of wildlife by taking NWRA and IWRC guidelines and inserting a stricter regulation specifically for California on what is acceptable in the DFW view as appropriate for placement. In the past, the DFW understood that each animal and their situation is different animals were placed on disposition and obviously we would not keep an animal in captivity that was in pain. There was an exchange of information between us. This new regime's mode of operandi and willingness to work with rehabilitators is a thing of the past. I have been rehabilitating wild animals for 30 years and never have I been so dismissed and disrespected as I have by this DFW. "Excerpt from Chapter 16: Placement of Non-releasable Wildlife Considerations should be made regarding the possibility of long-term complications resulting from some disabilities. Certain disabilities may lead to compensatory movements that could result in secondary, debilitating conditions." Considerations are always made and we do project a bit into the future but that is between the animal veterinarian's advice, the rehabilitator on disposition, and the potential facility that will be receiving the animal. Not the DFW. It’s with a very heavy heart that this Bobcat has been euthanized by order of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. He was 2 years old and shot 6 times with a pellet gun through both eyes but was still visual he had a fx leg that was repaired, through costly surgery and extended rehabilitation. He was with us for 3 months, and he was acclimating great to captivity and was a very calm Bobcat, we also had secured placement for him. Placement of a nonreleasable wild animal requires an injury that prevents their release back into the wild and a disposition that will not cause them stress for the duration of their life in captivity, this is something that the rehabilitator who has their care would know. Why did this happen? Because the DFW is updating and mandating new regulations apparently only wildlife in perfect condition that have the use of all 4 limbs and perfect vision in both eyes and can be used for education or in a zoo-type atmosphere will be placed. In the past 30 years, rehabilitators had a voice and a relationship with the DFW who issued our permits that is no longer the case …it’s a sad future for California Wildlife, especially the underdog. This year has drained our resources both financially and emotionally so donations are needed and very welcome we want to thank everyone who has donated especially the recurring donations and future ones…we know we don’t stand alone in our fight to care for wildlife! Rehabilitation of Injured and Orphaned Wild Animals. wildlifecareofventura.org/donate/ Thank - you for being a part of this team. ... See MoreSee Less
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Prayers are needed for this beauty ...this is the bobcat that took 6-7 pellets, 2 through the eyes leaving his left eye completely gone and the right eye with scar tissue and a damaged lens. Details to come ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago this little Coyote pup was hit in the head with a shovel by a resident in Sunland. We thought she had escaped the ordeal without an injury but we are pretty sure her vision was compromised and she now has a veterinarian appointment to check her eyesight and get a skull x-ray. The neighbor caught the whole thing through a ring door camera, so DFW is involved and filing charges! People have been asking how they can donate...Donations for the care of this pup can be made here through Paypal or Venmo 805-428-7105 wildlifecareofventura.org/donate/ As always thank you to Jonsie Reynolds Ross, Georgia, and everyone in evolved in rescuing this this little girl. ... See MoreSee Less
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Same story different year,this guy with mange was one of our first we are looking forward to the day when mange isn't front oage news. Ban PoisonThis Whittier neighborhood had dubbed this guy with the name "Frankenstein" he was popular all over face book but because of the diligence, compassion and knowledge of a few we were able to catch him ! ...It definitely takes a village. This guy should do well in Rehabilitation... we will post his progress..Thank you Christine Matteson and Jonsie Reynolds Ross You guys rock!! This coyote would have died a slow miserable death if he hadn't been caught. Read his story in the DoDo mag! www.thedodo.com/in-the-wild/coyote-mange-rescue-whittier-california ... See MoreSee Less
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