Found an injured or abandoned wild animal in North County? Please note that our drop off location at the Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad is now closed. Please bring the animal to either our Care Center on Custer Street or one of our veterinarian supporters listed at http://www.projectwildlife.org/veterinarian.php. Thansk for helping injured wildlife!
Project Wildlife has recently merged with and become a program of The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA (the “SDHS”), one of our long-time community partners. Our name and mission are retained, but we are now able to share in the administrative resources and animal welfare experience of SDHS, and focus our efforts and our donated dollars on our mission – giving wildlife a second chance and educating the public on coexisting with wildlife. Our animal care and education staff and volunteers are continuing to employ their expertise to save lives and enhance our community.
We want you to be aware of the great things on the horizon for wildlife in San Diego County, and to assure you that we continue to work every day to save lives, one animal at a time. We would also like to be clear that we do all of this with your support and that we still do need your help! Project Wildlife is now, and will remain, an endeavor supported by donations from people who share our passion for the welfare of all animals – from the smallest hummingbird abandoned in its tiny nest to the great horned owl who fell from its aerie – from a tree squirrel baby caught by a cat to a raccoon inadvertently poisoned by material left out for rats – we are there for all of them because of donors like you! If you are a legacy donor and have written us into your will or trust, be assured that your gift to Project Wildlife will still go to support the care of wildlife in San Diego County.
Thank you again for your continued support. We could not have helped more than 8,000 animals last year without you!
Wildlife Extraction is a service offering humane eviction of wildlife and is now available to homeowners and businesses
in San Diego County.
Ways to Help
From donating paper towels to donating your time, there are many ways to help Project Wildlife care for native wildlife.
San Diego County is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the country. Learn more about living with native San Diego wildlife and what to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal.
See Project Wildlife at work! From Anna’s Hummingbirds to Virginia Opossums, see some of our patients and meet our Education Animal Ambassadors.
Wildlife Care Center
San Diego, CA 92110
Directions & Map
Open 7 days a week
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day)
Staff/Volunteer hours: 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Drop-off area is open 24/7.
Outside of San Diego County?
If you are outside of our geographical area, please visit the emergency page of Wildlife International or contact your local Department of Animal Control or state Fish and Game office.
Resources for the media to learn more about the good work Project Wildlife provides San Diego County.