Gold Country Wildlife Rescue (GCWR) is the oldest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Placer County, California. During 2020, we provided care to over 3,700 animals, primarily from Placer and Sacramento counties, and responded to more than 13,000 wildlife-related inquiries, all at no charge to the public. Our primary goal is to give injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals a second chance at life in the wild. Our Wildlife Intake Center is open 365 days a year and provides the public and our partner agencies with a place where they can obtain care for wild animals in need of help. We provide each animal with an intake exam, treatment for their condition, and preparation for release back into the wild. Our wildlife educators, with the help of our ambassador animals, provide conservation education to the community, promoting human awareness of wildlife and the ecosystems we share. GCWR operates under permits issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.