• So you found a…

    Songbird · Duck · Hawk · Owl · Squirrel · Skunk · Rabbit · Raccoon · Opossum · Deer · Coyote · Fox · Bat · Rodent · Snake   CALL 530-621-4661 for info 24hrs / day If you find an animal you think needs help, please call the hotline… Read More

  • Volunteer to feed baby birds

    URGENT: Baby Birds Need You

    Volunteer Spots Available! Choose your schedule: a 2 hour shift any day of the week…

  • Learn to Rehab Wildlife

    It’s so rewarding! Come and join the wonderful people who share your concerns about wildlife and the environment.

  • Wild Animal Rescue: Do’s & Don’ts

    That ‘abandoned’ baby animal may not be– and it definitely won’t make a ‘nice pet’

  • Education Presentations

    Sierra Wildlife Rescue’s Education Team gives presentations to thousands of children and adults annually through schools, scout groups, senior centers, church groups, community events, hobby groups, businesses and others. The presentations feature our “Education Birds,” a variety of… Read More

  • Do Something Wild Today

    Wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release bring together amazing people in our community. With over 600 members, 100 active volunteers, 40 trained rehabilitators, and a dozen local veterinarians, SWR takes in up to 1200 orphaned or injured animals each… Read More

  • Give us a boost?

    Shop at Raley’s, Bel Air, and Nob Hill or Amazon, and they will donate a portion of your purchase price to Sierra Wildlife Rescue at your request.

  • Simple things that help

    1. Prevent your pet cats and dogs from attacking and/or “playing” with wildlife. Don’t allow them to run without supervision and, if possible, raise your cats as indoor pets. Many injuries are wounds from dog and cat attacks.

  • Wish List

    Providing the best possible care for wild animals takes a lot of “stuff”…

  • Chips the Bobcat

    Chips was about four weeks old when rescued by US Forest Service firefighter Tad Hair, of the Mad River Hand Crew. Obviously orphaned or lost, Chips’ eyes were full of soot and ashes and her paws had second-degree… Read More

Our Mission

Sierra Wildlife Rescue SWR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of preserving El Dorado County’s wildlife and the goal of rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild, injured and orphaned native animal species. Additionally, Sierra Wildlife Rescue is committed to educating the public on living peacefully with wildlife and respecting its habitat.

Our shared desire for livelihood here in the foothills of Northern California results in overlap with established wildlife territory. As neighborhoods continue to encroach into the beautiful environment around us, natural habitats are disrupted by human activities. Sierra Wildlife Rescue is a local resource for information and support when human-wildlife interactions ask us to make responsible choices.

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Learn to Rehab Wildlife

It’s so rewarding! Come and join the wonderful people who share your concerns about wildlife and the environment.

Learn More

Wild Animal Rescue: Do’s & Don’ts

That ‘abandoned’ baby animal may not be– and it definitely won’t make a ‘nice pet’

Learn More