With their bandit's mask and ringed tail, Raccoons are one of North America's most charismatic and recognizable species. Raccoons are found in almost every major habitat in the continental United States and have adapted very well to urban neighborhoods. At least as intelligent as cats or dogs, raccoons possess far greater manual dexterity as well as a highly developed sense of touch and are able to pick locks, unscrew lids, and open doors.

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Wildlife Workshop Catalog

Wildlife Lectures

Lecture topics focus on local wildlife species and promote wildlife conservation by teaching the community about the beauty and value of our wildlife here in San Diego. Lectures take place the first Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:00am at San Diego Humane Society's San Diego Campus, 5500 Gaines Street.

See Our Upcoming Lectures Here

Raccoon photo on home page courtesy of AAAnimalcontrol located in Orlando, FL

Care Center

Wildlife Care Center
Custer Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Directions & Map
Open 7 days a week
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day)
Staff/Volunteer hours: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Drop-off area is open 24/7.

To speak to a representative during business hours 10am - 6pm, call 619-299-7012.
For after-hours emergencies, call your local police department or San Diego Humane Society's Humane Law Dispatch 619-243-3466.

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.

Wish List

Wish List

A donation from our wish list is a great way to support our efforts and help San Diego wildlife.