Click on the links below for how to deal with the variety of local wildlife species from birds to coyotes.

Found An Animal

Dealing With Wildlife in Your Backyard

Other Local Wildlife Resources


Below is a list of the local wildlife rehabilitation organizations and the animals they help.  Please call one of these organizations first to determine if the animal really needs help. Some young animals may not need rescuing.

Do not touch potential rabies species with your bare hands: bats, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes.

Wild birds and mammals: (24hr drop off) Project Wildlife, 887 1/2 Sherman Street, San Diego 92110, 619-225- 9453,

Deer: San Diego Fawn Rescue, 858-549- 4149, Facebook@sandiegofawnrescue
Bobcats, coyotes, Birds of Prey: Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, 18740Highland Valley Rd, Ramona 92065, 760-789- 2324,

Wild Parrots or conures: SoCal Parrot, 3621 Hidden Ridge Rd., Jamul 91935, 855-737- 4953,

Pelicans: SeaWorld, 500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego. Contact SeaWorld before approaching these
Stranded marine mammals: SeaWorld, 800-541- SEAL,
Turtles or tortoises: San Diego Turtle &Tortoise Society,

If you need assistance with transporting an injured animal :
Wildlife Assist at 858-278- 2222
San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Dispatch at 619-243- 3466
San Diego County Department of Animal Services 619-236- 2341