Help Rescue & Rehabilitate Wildlife

Wildlife Care Association (WCA) is a volunteer-based nonprofit celebrating our *40th year* of service in Sacramento, California. We exist because of an important need in our community - the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured, ill, orphaned and displaced wild animals. 

Animals often come to WCA as a direct result of human impact, such as getting hit by a car, attacked by an outdoor pet cat or dog,  ingesting poisons meant for rats/mice, hitting a building with large windows and more. 

Juvenile Yellow-Billed Magpies - Nest knocked down during tree trimming

Volunteers in the greater Sacramento area donate thousands of hours to care for nearly 6,000 rescued wild animals brought to us by the public yearly. 

Injured American Kestrel

WCA also provides live animal educational presentations to schoolchildren and other groups to teach them about these amazing creatures who share our community.

Wildlife Care Association is funded through donations and grants, and receives very little government funding. The wild animals in our area (and the people who find them) rely on  WCA to be there when they need help. Your one-time or recurring donation allows us to continue providing this vital service.

Can you spare just $20 a month to help animals like the beautiful Western Tanager pictured above,  who was injured after hitting a window? If you can make yourself give up just ONE espresso drink or fast food meal a week - you have just found a spare $20 a month. How easy is that?! Set up a recurring donation today!

Orphaned baby raccoon

Thank you for giving wildlife a second chance at life! Learn more about us at

Juvenile Black-Tailed Kite

Behind the scenes at the baby bird nursery

Peanut, one of our educational ambassador animals, an unreleasable Yellow-Billed Magpie

Juvenile Western Grey Squirrel

If you made it this far down, we saved you a special look at the Western Tanager the day he came in after hitting hard into a window. Poor guy! But he pulled through and after receiving a week of care, he was released back into the neighborhood where he was found!

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Sacramento, CA
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