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Wildlife Center Of Silicon Valley

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 1,405

Address:

3207 Penitencia Creek Road San Jose CA 95132 USA

Mission:

To provide high quality care and rehabilitation to injured, sick and orphaned wildlife within the silicon valley community. Through educational programs, foster positive coexistence between the general public and wildlife, and encourage an interest in, and concern for, wildlife conservation issues.

Programs:

Because the silicon valley provides excellent homes for many species of wildlife, one can find anything from a tiny hummingbird to a large raccoon in residents' backyards and city parks. Despite the fact that a residential yard supports wildlife so well, problems occasionally arise with them living so close to people. The wildlife center of silicon calley cares for between 4,000 and 5,000 animals each year.

classroom presentations - wildlife education to the general public. The wcsv offers educational classroom presentations catered to each grade level and the corresponding california curriculum requirements. The presentations can cover a variety of topics including wildlife rehabilitation, live educational animals, species specific information concerning bay area wildlife, and what to do when encountering sick, injured or orphaned animals. Lectures / adult group presentations - the wcsv offers a one hour version of its classroom presentation to adult groups, ideal for luncheons, meetings, or as a keynote speaker. Customized presentations to meet specific needs can be developed. Educational booths - the wcsv's educational booths include photographs of some of its patients along with educational literature and children's activities. Staffed by volunteers, these booths make a great addition to community events and fairs. Visiting wcsv - while the wcsv is not able to provide tours of its wildlife hospital, it does offer tours of its lobby including wildlife artifacts and many pictures of patients. Presentations in its classroom can accommodate up to 20 people.

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Reviews for Wildlife Center Of Silicon Valley

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering at the center for approximately five years and I have seen wonderful things being done to rehabiliate the wildlife. The recent Animal Care Coordinator (2012) is great. She has a gentle heart and she puts the wildlife first. She is very knowledgible about providing care for the animals and she has done a great job training the volunteers to do the same. The resources the center receives are spent appropriate. The educational program is growing and doing a great job about educating people to live with wildlife. There have been so many success stories, I have a difficult time picking one to write about. The falcon that was electricity, the bobcats that were hit by cars, the coyotes that were orphaned because their mothers were hit by cars or killed by people, the song birds that fell out of nests, the baby squirrels found on the ground. Please vist their web site to see the stories. Its a great feeling to see an animal admitted at the center and partake in its care and then see it released into the wild. The non profit organization is great. i would recommend this organized to anyone that enjoys watching wildlife. With all the growth in the Silicon Valley, these animals need our assistance to continue to adjust and live in the wild...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've volunteered since 2006

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

attempt to have fund raising activites to obtain additional funds to keep this organization a live

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

difficult to answer... I'm very happy

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

The people I have met at the center are wondeful. They are kind people and they enjoy being there and helping the animals...

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great....... I love caring for the animals and watching them improve and be released into the wild... I feel like I am contributing to life.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering there for over 10 years, and I've learned so much about urban wildlife, and the importance they play in our environment. I'm glad I've been able to educate people about opossums, -they are so misunderstood! They keep our environment clean by eating snails, slugs, and other garden pests, and rotting fruit and vegetation. They are scavengers, not predators. They don't carry rabies, either, and are non confrontational. Don't bother them, and they won't bother you!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

If you live in Silicon Valley, you need to support this great service. I've been taking needy wildlife to them for over 15 years and couldn't do without them! Some of the volunteers are friends of mine, devoting their week-ends and sometimes nights as well as days to raising orphans from our local environments. It's also wonderful to know someone will help whatever injured wild animal you may come across.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A coyote was trapped with a snare close to my bedroom. I was awakened at 2:00 am and saw a coyote caught by the neck in a snare. Animal control contacted the trapper who euthanized the coyote. I was afraid the trapping would continue at close range to my home. Wildlife center of Silicon Valley helped me contact CA Dept of Fish and Game to report the illegal trapping practices and put me in contact with organizations who could rescue coyotes in the future. I was very grateful for their help both to me and to help prevent further snare trapping of coyotes in my town. This organization works very closely with local Animal Control and with State Fish and Game. They have an excellent educational web site that give the public advice on how to coexist with wildlife.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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