If you want to report an injured or orphaned animal, please contact a local wildlife rehabilitation facility. To find a facility in your area, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) represents a progressive group of dedicated wildlife specialists in California. Our members include wildlife rehabilitators, rescue, rehabilitation and service organizations and regulatory agencies.

Our members offer a full range of programs and services throughout the state, including public education, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, humane exclusion services, volunteer and employment opportunities.

Our Mission

The California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators is dedicated to advancing wildlife rehabilitation and supporting wildlife in a changing world.


If your facility is affected by an emergency, such as a fire, please contact webmaster@ccwr.org immediately and we can put out a call for assistance to members in your region.

Thank You!

2016 Symposium ArtFor participating in the 22nd Annual CCWR Symposium. We hope it was a great success for you.

label_new_redHandouts are posted but the link is password protected. Email went out to all symposium attendees with details. Members can log in and find details on the members-only page. Many new items have been added since the original email – so you might want to check again. Handouts will only be available until December 31, 2016 at midnight.

A survey also went out to all symposium attendees. If you haven’t responded, we encourage you to do so. We will keep you posted on the location for the event next year. Stay tuned!

2016 Symposium PhotosEvent photos are now posted. Thanks to Star Dewar for providing her photographic experience!

Any presenters who would like their material included in the online library, please send the files to webmaster@ccwr.org.


November 2016 ENews!!!

  • 2016-11-enewsSymposium Updates – Thank You!
    • Photos Uploaded
    • Handouts Uploaded
  • CDFW Mega Wildlife Rehabilitators 2017 Meeting Schedule
  • News you can use
    • Two Gray Wolves Confirmed in Lassen County
    • Ancient Bird Coughs up a Fishy Pellet
    • 2017 CA Passerine Rehabilitators Gathering Flyer
    • Why Woodpeckers Don’t Get Headaches
  • Website Updates
    • Searchable Member Directory

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