Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife. We are permitted through the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. We have been serving the local community since 1991, and do so at no charge.
During the course of a single day our wildlife rehabilitators function as:
Our wildlife rehabilitators care for local wild animals. They are specially trained individuals who provide immediate and long-term-care to sick injured or orphaned wildlife.
Naturalists & Behaviorists:
Many of the young animals that come into our facilities for rehabilitation are orphans. Without parents to teach them, the youngsters must rely on a combination of rehabilitators and their own natural instincts. Wild animals must know how to survive on their own in order to be successfully released back into the wild.
Some of our wildlife rehabilitates act as rescuers as well. Calls will take them far and wide to urban and rural areas where they carefully track-down and rescue injured wildlife to bring back to our facilities.
Our wildlife rehabilitators are involved in public education, exposing both children and adults to biological, ecological, and wildlife care concepts. They discuss compassion, understanding, acceptance, and laws protecting wildlife.
We do not get financial assistance from state or federal agencies.
We are only allowed to operate because of donations from generous people like you. Last year we received over 12,000 phone calls and cared for over 3,000 wildlife. Thanks to our staff, interns, volunteers, and the beautiful Placer County community, we are able to help local wildlife in need.