All animal and rescue related questions, please call the wildlife care hotline.

We DO NOT take domestic animals of any species. For domestic animals, please contact your local animal control agency.

We do not provide a pickup service. We are run by volunteers and rely on the public to bring us the wildlife that they find.

Hotline # (916) 965-9453 – Please leave a message!


5211 Patrol Road, McClellan, California 95652

Do not mail donations to this address – we do not receive mail at the facility.


Monday – Sunday, 10AM–6PM

Due to state and federal regulations, members of the public are not allowed beyond the intake area – facility tours are not given.


Wildlife Care Association (WCA)
P.O. Box 680
North Highlands, CA 95660


For information about sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife and rescue information, leave a message on WCA’s hotline at 916-965-9453 and a volunteer will return your call as soon as possible. You can also find rescue information in the Found Animal section of our website.

Place the animal in a box, put on a heating pad in half the box set on low, and place in a safe, quiet area away from drafts, children, pets, or any other loud/distracting noises. Do not give the animal food or water.


DO NOT contact these resources about a sick, injured, or orphaned wild animal you have found.  These resources are for general animal questions only. Please note it may take up to 72 hours to receive a response.

Fawn & Deer

Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Flickers, & Bushtits

Waterfowl & Snakes

Hares (Jack Rabbits)

Squirrels, Rabbits, Hares, & Opossums

Raptors, Skunks, Opossums, Foxes, Snakes, Lizards, Bobcats, Beavers, Otters, Coyotes & any other mammals

Turtles & Amphibians


WCA accepts sick, injured, and orphaned bats at our facility and transfers them to Corky with NorCal Bats. If you have found a bat, please contact Corky at (530) 902-1918 before bringing the animal to WCA’s facility.


Facility Questions

For general facility questions, please contact volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com.

Education Presentations

To inquire about an Education Presentation with the WCA Ambassador Animals, please contact Debby at wcarehabilitation@yahoo.com.

Job Inquiries

Wildlife Care Association has very limited seasonal job openings, usually from March-September. These positions are almost always filled with interns from the previous season.

For job inquiries, please contact Theresa Bielawski at theresaszoo1@yahoo.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer, please go to the How You Can Help page, and choose “Volunteer”. You will be contacted to attend an orientation, where all of your questions can be answered. Alternatively, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com.

Grant Writing

For grant writing, please contact Rebecca Croston at rebeccalcroston@gmail.com.

Home Rehabilitation

For home rehabilitation, please contact Yenifer at volunteer@wildlifecareassociation.com.

Fundraising, Board of Directors, & General Organization Info

For Fundraising, Board of Directors, and general organization info, please contact Theresa at theresaszoo1@yahoo.com.

Financial Info

For financial info, please contact Gordon at gordon_stewart01@yahoo.com.