Financials & Legal Info

Copies of IRS Form 990 are available on request by contacting California Wildlife Center’s Administrative Offices at (310) 458-9453 or by mail:

Finance Department
California Wildlife Center
PO Box 2022
Malibu, CA 90265

Under Section 501(c)(3), CWC is required to file Form 990 with the IRS. These are provided here in pdf format for 2006, 2007, 200820092010201120122013 and 2014.

California Wildlife Center (CWC) is a Public Charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible as allowed by law.

Permits & Networks

California Wildlife Center is currently the only licensed facility providing marine mammal response as well as full term rehabilitative care for native wildlife including coyotes, deer, raptors, songbirds, squirrels, opossums, bobcats, etc., in Los Angeles and Orange counties and southern Ventura County.

CWC offers direct services at no charge to the public in cooperation with California State Parks, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, the City of Malibu, local county and city animal control agencies and the Oiled Wildlife Care Network.

Federal and state laws and regulations require wildlife rehabilitators to hold valid permits. California Wildlife Center operates under the following permits, which allow it to rehabilitate most local wild animals:

  • Under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Permit MB006662-1, CWC is allowed to rehabilitate all migratory birds.
  • Under California Department of Fish and Wildlife Permit R5-02-WCR-09, CWC is allowed to rehabilitate birds, land mammals and reptiles.
  • CWC was granted the only deer rehabilitation permit in Los Angeles and Orange counties by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife in the summer of 2001, and in the fall of 2002, was designated as one of five coyote rehabilitation centers in Southern California.
  • Through a Stranding Agreement with National Marine Fisheries Service, CWC is permitted to respond to and provide rehabilitative care to marine mammals in distress. CWC’s Marine Mammal Response program works closely with the National Marine Fisheries Service, local lifeguards, park rangers, and the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department as the local link in the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

With so few wildlife rehabilitation facilities available to Los Angeles, California Wildlife Center is a crucial resource for federal, state, and local wildlife agencies as well as for the general public.