Entries by protectanimals

The Malibu Community – Key in the Rescue of Marine Mammals

By Heather Henderson, Stranding Coordinator During this past fall and winter, between rescues calls for marine mammals, California Wildlife Center also worked to improve enclosure space.  Walls were built around one entire pen, to keep the pups warm during the cold spring evenings, when temperatures drop below freezing.  All the planning was well worth it, […]

Living With Animals: Over Rescue

Ken White, Board President, California Wildlife Center We are nearing the first day of Spring when, to mangle Tennyson’s lovely words, a young humaniac’s fancy turns lightly to thoughts of rescuing baby birds. Say what..? Spring, the season of rebirth, and we’re already receiving calls from kind-intentioned people who’ve found baby birds, and baby squirrels, […]

Opossums: More Friend Than Foe

By Anna Noble, Administrative Assistant California Wildlife Center admits an average of 250 opossums yearly.  Of this number, 40-50 are adults, while the remainder are orphans.  Most adult opossums who are admitted have experienced bodily injury due to trapping, predation, gun shots, or encounters with vehicles on roadways.  Joeys (the word for baby opossums) that […]

Room for Swallows to Soar

By Denys Hemen, Hospital Manager Here at California Wildlife Center space has always been at a premium. As the only rehab center in Los Angeles County that rehabilitates baby songbirds, space disappears quickly in the springtime. But, anytime you get a large number of baby birds crammed into a small area many problems can arise. […]

California Wildlife Center Makes Some Shocking Improvements

By Heather Patrice Brown, Development Coordinator In December of 2016, California Wildlife Center finally bid farewell to its 64 year-old electrical panel.  This change had been a long-time coming. The main building was originally constructed in 1952 as a private  home and later became a ranger station.  In 1998, California State Parks granted CWC the […]

Show Your Support

By Development Coordinator Heather Patrice Brown Support the emergency response, transport, rehabilitative care, and release of over 4,300 sick, injured, and orphaned animal each year by making a tax deductible donation to California Wildlife Center. A gift any amount, renewable yearly, enrolls you as a member of CWC. Click here to donate today! Become a […]

Wild Brunch Recap

By Development Coordinator Heather Patrice Brown On Sunday, September 25th, 2016, California Wildlife Center (CWC) welcomed hundreds of guests to the 18th Annual “The Wild Brunch, Wild and Wonderful!” The event was held at the beautiful Gull’s Way Estate in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean from 1pm to 5pm. Gourmet vegetarian cuisine, wine, and beverages […]

StrandCon 2016

Staff attends national conference for marine mammals By Marine Program Manager Jeff Hall CWC is permitted by NOAA Fisheries to perform all the exciting things that come with marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation. As a member of the West Coast Region Stranding Network, CWC staff attends regional and national conferences to collaborate with other organizations from […]

Bumper Crop for Baby Care Unit

By Hospital Manager Denys Hemen It was another great year inside of our baby bird nursery at California Wildlife Center.  We are the only wildlife rehabilitation center in Los Angeles County that takes in baby songbirds, baby crows, and baby ravens. Due to this fact, we have to dedicate lots of space to their care. […]

Coyotes Released

By Staff Veterinarian Dr. Lorraine Barbosa This year, California Wildlife Center took in seven orphaned coyote pups, which came to us from various locations in Topanga, Los Angeles, and Hollywood, at only a few months old. After treating them for a GI parasites, giving them their vaccinations, and providing them with nutrition and supportive care, […]