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    Do Something Wild Today

    Wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release bring together amazing people in our community. With over 600 members, 100 active volunteers, 40 trained rehabilitators, and a dozen local veterinarians, SWR takes in up to 1200 orphaned or injured animals each… Read More

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    Wild Animal Rescue: Do’s & Don’ts

    That ‘abandoned’ baby animal may not be– and it definitely won’t make a ‘nice pet’ SWR and other wildlife rescue and rehabbing organizations exist because the caring and compassionate public responds to an animal in distress, rescues it… Read More

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    Give us a boost?

    Shop at Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill or Amazon, and they will donate a portion of your purchase price to Sierra Wildlife Rescue at your request. Sign up is simple and the programs have proved to be… Read More

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    F A Q’s

    Take a look around our website- use the search bar at the top to quickly find more info. If you have additional questions, please call the hotline at (530)621-4661. Here are a few Q & A’s we commonly… Read More

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    Simple things that help

    1. Prevent your pet cats and dogs from attacking and/or “playing” with wildlife. Don’t allow them to run without supervision and, if possible, raise your cats as indoor pets. Many injuries are wounds from dog and cat attacks…. Read More

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    Learn to Rehab Wildlife

    It’s so rewarding! Come and join the wonderful people who share your concerns about wildlife and the environment. Sierra Wildlife Rescue always needs new home rehabilitators for all species. SWR provides training, licensing, and most supplies. As a… Read More

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    Baby Bird Nursery

    NOW TRAINING SUMMER VOLUNTEERS Ten Reasons to Volunteer at the SWR Baby Bird Nursery: 10 – Feeding baby birds is so much fun. 9 – You meet really great people who care about nature like you do. 8… Read More

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    Wish List

    Providing the best possible care for wild animals takes a lot of “stuff”… We gratefully accept donations of supplies commonly available at your local pet & feed store, hardware, drug store- even things from your property: Pet /… Read More

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    Chips the Bobcat

    Chips was about four weeks old when rescued by US Forest Service firefighter Tad Hair, of the Mad River Hand Crew. Obviously orphaned or lost, Chips’ eyes were full of soot and ashes and her paws had second-degree… Read More

Our Mission

Sierra Wildlife Rescue SWR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of preserving El Dorado County’s wildlife and the goal of rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild, injured and orphaned native animal species. Additionally, Sierra Wildlife Rescue is committed to educating the public on living peacefully with wildlife and respecting its habitat.

Our shared desire for livelihood here in the foothills of Northern California results in overlap with established wildlife territory. As neighborhoods continue to encroach into the beautiful environment around us, natural habitats are disrupted by human activities. Sierra Wildlife Rescue is a local resource for information and support when human-wildlife interactions ask us to make responsible choices.

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Wild Animal Rescue: Do’s & Don’ts

That ‘abandoned’ baby animal may not be– and it definitely won’t make a ‘nice pet’ SWR and other wildlife rescue and rehabbing organizations exist because the caring and compassionate public responds to an animal in distress, rescues it… Read More

Learn More
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Learn to Rehab Wildlife

It’s so rewarding! Come and join the wonderful people who share your concerns about wildlife and the environment. Sierra Wildlife Rescue always needs new home rehabilitators for all species. SWR provides training, licensing, and most supplies. As a… Read More

Learn More
3-1-BBN

Baby Bird Nursery

NOW TRAINING SUMMER VOLUNTEERS Ten Reasons to Volunteer at the SWR Baby Bird Nursery: 10 – Feeding baby birds is so much fun. 9 – You meet really great people who care about nature like you do. 8… Read More

Learn More
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