Animal Intake Trends

California Wildlife Center has cared for more than 36,000 animals since it open its doors in 1998.

In 2013, we cared for 4,452 animals, another annual record for us.  Animals were cared for at our on-site facility as well as through our network of highly skilled Home Care volunteers.  In addition, 2013 was the first year that California Wildlife Center was able to provide rehabilitation services to marine mammals with 6 Northern Elephant Seal pups admitted for care and treatment in our new temporary facility!

While our current facilities have been sufficient to care for the volume of animals that we have received in past years, as you can see above, the number of animals in peril continues to grow at an alarming rate and we have stretched our space limits beyond capacity.  We are currently seeking individuals willing to invest in the future of California Wildlife Center through the donation of land and/or funds so that we may move our facility to an alternate location that allows for necessary physical growth and the ability to continue to meet the ever-increasing demands of wildlife in need.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Victoria Harris, Board President, at or by calling (818)222-2658.

We also couldn’t do what we do without our mighty staff and the 187 volunteers who logged in over 21,500 hours last year.  To them, we say THANK YOU!

2013 Highlights

Here’s a description of CWC in a nutshell – 15 years of Care in Action!