Mark Salling presents a public service announcement for Wildlife Care of SoCal. The group was founded in 1994 by individuals who saw with increasing regularity that wild animals were becoming victims of urbanization and therefore the desperate need for experienced wildlife rehabilitators, to care for our native wildlife.
Wildlife Care of SoCal is permitted to rehabilitate all native wildlife with the exception of bear, deer and mountain lion. They are a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization holding permits with the State Department of Fish and Game, United States Fish and Wildlife and United States Dept. of Agriculture. Their volunteers specialize in one or more species and operate as a team of dedicated and highly trained individuals.
Wildlife Care of SoCal volunteers work out of their own homes with injured and orphaned wild animals, using specialized techniques and diets to facilitate their recoveries and ultimate release. Often at their own expense and on their own time answering wildlife calls from the public, transporting and doing field rescue of injured wildlife in addition to fundraising and educating people on how to coexist with these new urban immigrants.
They coordinate with Animal Control Agencies, Rehabilitation facilities and local veterinarians who provide medical care, x-rays, surgery and humane euthanasia when necessary. Beyond the immediate benefits of helping wildlife in need, Wildlife Care of SoCal provides a valuable service to the entire community by making help accessible to those who find wildlife in distress.
Their mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned wild animals as well as educating the public on how to co-exist with our wild neighbors.
Director: Petrina Sharp
Sponsor: NONPROFIT FIRE, Fundraising for Nonprofits
Sponsor: PJ MURALS, We Paint Your World Beautiful
Sponsor: SKYWORKS MARKETING, Performance Advertising