The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley (WCSV) is in its 25th year of serving the Silicon Valley community. So far this year, the Center has taken in over 5500 birds and mammals of 160 species. WCSV is a non-profit organization relying heavily on donations to carry out its mission of rehabilitating and releasing wildlife back into their environment where they can freely thrive!
The Center operates with the dedication of only four animal care staff members and 230 volunteers. In the past 25 years we have cared for over 100,000 animals, including birds of prey, waterbirds, songbirds, and a variety of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We have also educated thousands of community members through our outreach program. We are the only wildlife hospital in our area to care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
The explosion of the technology industry since the 1970’s has greatly impacted the environment and natural wildlife habitats in our area. We have dramatically encroached on the territory that wildlife inhabited here for many years. Increasingly, wild animals appear in our yards and living spaces, often becoming injured, orphaned and sadly killed by our machines, infrastructure, and lack of understanding.
The Wildlife Center is passionately dedicated to preserving the rich and diverse wildlife population that still inhabits the Valley in spite of its transformation. We are concerned for all wild species, and especially those that are threatened and endangered. Providing medical care for wild animals in need and educating people who live near them so that humans and animals can cohabit more successfully are both critical to our mission.
From tiny hummingbirds to magnificent grey foxes, the Center cares for and releases hundreds of animals each year. The stories told above are just a small sample of the different kinds of cases the hospital encounters on a daily basis. As you might imagine, it takes a great deal of time, effort and significant financial resources to rehabilitate wild animals. Please consider donating to our non-profit so we can continue to care for and rehabilitate these animals. Every life matters!
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