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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

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...

Review from Guidestar

1 Sue_6


Rating: 5

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!

1 Kay F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Diane22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.