The Opossum is the only North American marsupial, meaning they reproduce using a pouch instead of a womb like a kangaroo. Although native to the East coast of the US, Opossums can now be found from coast to coast across America as a result of human development. They are very prevalent in urban areas and act as nature’s clean-up crew happily munching on insects, rodents and unsecured trash!

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Project Wildlife Serves San Diego County, California.

If you are outside of our geographical area visit the "emergency" page at Wildlife International or contact your local Department of Animal Control or state Fish and Game office.

Wildlife Care Center
Custer Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Directions

Hours
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Open 7 days a week
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day)

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For questions or comments NOT related to found animals, please email us at info@sdhumane.org.
If you’ve found an injured animal, contact our hotline at 619-225-WILD (9453).

If you are able, bring the animal to our Care Center at 887 Sherman Street. Do not attempt to care for the animal yourself. Do not give it food or water. Keep it in a dark, quiet box or crate and bring it to our Care Center. Our Care Center is staffed from 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week and our Drop-Off area is open 24/7.
Other permitted wildlife drop-off locations include:

  • San Diego Humane Society’s Oceanside Campus, 572 Airport Road;
  • San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus, 3450 East Valley Parkway;
  • Local veterinarian supporters listed here;

If you need assistance transporting an injured animal, please call Wildlife Assist at 858-278-2222 or San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Dispatch at 619-243-3466.

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.

Media Resources

Resources for the media to learn more about the good work Project Wildlife provides San Diego County.

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Wish List

Wish List

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