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 Triage Center
887 1/2 Sherman Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Directions

Hours
8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Open 7 days a week
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day)

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Project Wildlife
North County Wildlife Triage Center
County of San Diego Department of Animal Services
2481 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad, CA  92011

Hours
Open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(April through the first Saturday in September only.)

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Administrative Office
DO NOT BRING ANIMALS TO THIS LOCATION
4343 Morena Blvd., #7
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 866-0555**
Fax (858) 866-0558 

Hours
Monday through Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas
and New Year's Day

**IMPORTANT
This number is for the administrative inquiries only, this phone number is unable to address questions or situations about wildlife. 
Please call the Wildlife Hotline at (619) 225-WILD (9453) for any queries about an animal situation or orphaned, injured or ill wild animals.

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Please DO NOT use this form for emergency situations involving wildlife.  Please contact our hotline at 619-225-WILD (9453) or visit our Local Wildlife page for species-specific information about what to do if you find wildlife that needs help.  Our Triage Center is staffed from 9am to 6pm, 7 days per week and our front porch is open to accept animals 24/7.

 
 
 
Wildlife Care Center
887 1/2 Sherman Street
San Diego, CA 92110
 

Triage Center

Wildlife Triage Center
887 1/2 Sherman Street
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.

North County Wildlife Triage Center
County of San Diego, Department of Animal Services
2481 Palomar Airport Road
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Directions & Map
Open Tuesdays through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(April through the first Saturday in September only.)

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.