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Review for Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA, Burlingame, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I’ve volunteered in the PHS/SPCA Wildlife Care Center since 2012. Everyone has stories about their encounters with urban wildlife, like what to do with a baby squirrel that’s fallen out of a tree. Most people aren’t aware that there’s an excellent resource that can come to the rescue. Serving the San Francisco Peninsula area, the PHS/SPCA is one of the few humane societies in the country that care for injured and orphaned wildlife. We also provide a phone-in help line for people having problems with or questions about urban wildlife. You can get advice regarding animals that have decided to share your home and settled in a little too close for comfort. Skunks under your deck? Ducks in your pool? Raccoons coming through your pet door and ransacking your Kitchen? We’ve got answers!

I am in awe of the dedicated staff and army of volunteers that show up every spring to care for and rehabilitate young or injured wildlife. Special techniques are used to make sure animals don’t become too comfortable with or imprinted on humans, critical if they are to remain viable for re-release in the wild. Each season well over a thousand animals are treated and released back to their natural habitat. I love volunteering for an organization where caring for wildlife is seen as a logical extension of the compassion and humane treatment of the domestic animals we share our lives with.

Role:  Volunteer