Project Wildlife works in cooperation with the following agencies and organizations to provide critical services to the native wildlife and residents of San Diego County.
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife Learn about laws on importing, purchasing, owning, hunting, trapping, and everything else to do with animals in our state.
- San Diego County Animal Services Lost, stray, or abandoned animals can be taken here; they will also assist in the capture of injured wildlife too dangerous for you to personally handle.
- San Diego Parks and Recreations
- United States Department of Agriculture (www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife This agency governs all activities involving migratory birds.
- American Red Cross
- Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
- Ark Antiques for Animal Charities
- Blue Sky Ecological Reserve
- California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators? ? If you are in California, but not in San Diego, this is your first resource to find a rehab organization near you!
- Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
- Friends of Rose Canyon
- Fund for Animals ? Coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions need help too sometimes!? If you have found one that needs rehabilitation, this is the organization that can assist you.
- Lions, Tigers and Bears
- International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.? Sets the international standards on wildlife rehab; you can learn how to become a rehabilitator, find an organization, and learn about training programs.
- Mission Trails Regional Park
- Mostly Monkeys
- National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association Learn about upcoming training options and find out about wildlife rehab in your state.
- Rancho Coastal Humane Society
- San Diego Humane Society and SPCA This is the organization you need if you are surrendering a pet or looking to adopt one.
- San Diego Science Alliance
- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
- SeaWorld San Diego Marine mammals and pelicans that need medical attention are cared for by the staff at Seaworld.
- Skyhunters Eagles are a rare and beautiful sight in San Diego. If you believe you have found one that needs medical attention, this is the group to contact.
- Tecolote Nature Center
- The Council for Environmental Education
- Tijuana Estuary State Park
- San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society If you have found or wish to adopt a shelled reptile, this is the organization you need.
- University of California San Diego Biobridge Program
- Wildlife Assist Have you found an animal in an odd situation that needs help?? Stuck in a chimney, trapped up in a tree, hurt but still able to swim or run?? This local non-profit has trained volunteers to help.
- Wildlife Research Institute
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.