Skunks are legendary for their powerful predator-deterrent, horrible-smelling spray. These animals have adapted very well to urban areas and frequently live under sheds and in crawl spaces, much to the annoyance of the homeowner. Unfortunately, it is illegal to relocate these beautiful creatures to a more “wild” area and learning how to co-exist is the best solution. Orphaned babies can be brought to Project Wildlife but nuisance adults should be handled with a phone call to Wildlife Extraction.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Project Wildlife, a program of San Diego Humane Society.

The goal of Project Wildlife's rehabilitation efforts is to restore our sick, injured, and orphaned wild patients to full health so that they may be released safely back to their natural habitats. With nearly 10,000 animal patients cared for annually, volunteers play a crucial role in these efforts year-round, seven days a week!

Click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities or to apply today!

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.



Wish List

Wish List

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