Whether you view Cottontail Rabbits as an adorable wild creature or a nuisance to your landscaping, everyone can agree that there are thousands of them in San Diego. Cottontail babies, like this one, are born three times a year and raised in a barely-there manner. Mother rabbits do not stay in the nest but instead run into the burrow and stand over the babies while they feed on their backs just twice a day. If you find a nest of baby rabbits, leave them alone as mom is probably near-by but you will never see her!

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San Diego's Wildside


Thanks to the generosity of donors, including leadership gifts from Pilar and Chuck Bahde, Rita Myers, the Hill Charitable Foundation and the J.W. Sefton Foundation, San Diego Humane Society will be opening a new state-of-the-art Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Since 1972, Project Wildlife has operated in a Wildlife Triage Center that is not sufficient to meet the growing needs of wildlife rehabilitation in San Diego. Each year, in an 1,100-square-foot trailer, Project Wildlife rehabilitates more than 10,000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals.


This family friendly, free event will be one you won't want to miss! Come and join us on March 3rd from 10-2 for our 9th annual baby shower! Every spring we see an influx of patients due to our wonderful San Diego weather!The baby shower helps us prepare for all the patients we see in spring and summer! It's the only day of the year we open our doors to the public! Enjoy arts and crafts, food, other organizations, our animal ambassadors, and a tour of our care center!! We always welcome donations, check out our amazon wish list! Come by and spread the word!

Project Wildlife Wishlist: Paper towels, Jarred baby food (beef and gravy) Wild bird seed, Millet seed spray, Nyjer seed, Boxes of Kleenex, Trash bags: 45 gallon size, Timothy hay, Boxes of vinyl exam gloves, Gauze squares: 2" x 2", Plastic animal aquariums, med/lg Ceramic dog bowls, Straw rabbit mats, Dog kibble, Canned cat food Flea medication: Advantage/Frontline, Gift cards to Home Depot, Gasoline, Petco, Petsmart, Office Depot

Project Wildlife Baby Shower 2018

Project Wildlife Baby Shower 2018

Project Wildlife Lectures:

Project 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 to 11am at San Diego Humane Society's San Diego Campus, 5500 Gaines Street.

See Our Upcoming Lectures Here

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.