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. Handouts will be posted shortly and participants will be sent be sent a survey by email to give us your comments. We will keep you posted on these as well as the location for the event next year. Stay tuned!

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


October 2016 ENews!!!

  • 2016-10-enewsSymposium Updates
  • Scholarship Winners
  • News you can use
    • Do you need an incubator?
    • British Veterinary Zoological Society sets new guidelines for vets working with wildlife
    • Hurricane Matthew Impact on Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Featured Photo?
  • CDFW News

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