All animal and rescue related questions, please call the wildlife care hotline. We DO NOT take domestic animals of any species. For domestic animals, please contact your local animal control agency. We do not provide a pick up service. We are run by volunteers and rely on the public to bring us the wildlife that they find.
Hotline: (916) 965-9453
Intake Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
5211 Patrol Road, McClellan, CA 95652
Due to state and federal regulations, members of the public are not allowed beyond the intake area – facility tours are not given.
P.O. Box 680, North Highlands, CA 95660
NON-EMERGENCY ANIMAL INFORMATION
DO NOT EMAIL ABOUT AN ANIMAL YOU HAVE FOUND. Please call the hotline 965-9453, leave a message, and someone will get back to you shortly.
Place the animal in a box, put on a heating pad set on low, and place in a safe, quite area away from drafts, children, pets, or any other loud/distracting noises. Injured/sick wild animals in captivity are under a great amount of stress; loud noises or constantly looking at the animal can cause them to die. Do not try to give the animal food or water.
Contact the appropriate volunteer from the list below. You should receive a call or email back as soon as possible. If you feel the animal is in need of immediate care or you are not comfortable waiting for a call or email back, please take the animal immediately to our facility during our intake hours.
For NON-EMERGENCY animal information, please contact the following person(s). Please note that it may take up to 72 hours for a response.
Squirrels, Rabbits, Hares, & OpossumsOpen or Close
Contact Teri at email@example.com.
BatsOpen or Close
WCA DOES NOT TAKE IN BATS. If you have found a bat, please contact Francis with Flying Mammal Rescue at (916) 838-7002 or Corky with Nor Cal Bats at (530) 902-1918.
ANIMALS FOUND IN ANOTHER COUNTY
Placer CountyOpen or Close
For animals found in Placer County, please contact Gold Country Wildlife Care at (530) 885-0862.
Solano CountyOpen or Close
For birds found in Solano County, please contact International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) at (707) 207-0380.
South Lake TahoeOpen or Close
For animals found in South Lake Tahoe, please contact Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care at (530) 577-2273.
OTHER WCA CONTACT INFORMATION
Job InquiriesOpen or Close
Wildlife Care Association has very limited seasonal job openings, usually from March-September. These positions are almost always filled with interns from the previous season. All of our current staff, including managers, started here as a volunteer or intern. If you are interested in a job with WCA, we highly recommend applying for an internship. For job inquiries, please contact a manager, Karina at ksnapp@
wildlifecareassociation.com or Anysia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer OpportunitiesOpen or Close
If you would like to volunteer, please go to the "You Can Help" tab, and choose "Volunteer". You will be contacted to attend an orientation, where all of your questions can be answered. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Kate at email@example.com.
Fundraising, Board of Directors, and General Organization InfoOpen or Close
For Fundraising, Board of Directors, and general organization info, please contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org.