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Upcoming Events:
March 13:
 Mountain Lion Lecture
  Join us for an evening with speaker Zara McDonald of the Felidae Conservation Fund to learn about the ecology and conservation of these amazing animals. $10 per person. Click here for more information.


Photo Taken By Joshua Harris


March  11: Lagunitas Fundraiser
Come out for an evening of beer, food, and fun to benefit local wildlife! We will have a live show by The Pulsators, food from Velasco's Restaurant, and a raffle. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Click here for more information.

Want to volunteer? We will be having a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, March 9th from 10-12 and our Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation class on Saturday, March 16 from 10-12. Click here for more information on our volunteer program.



Animal Emergency Hotline:


Office: 707-992-0274

Exclusion: 707-992-0276

403 Mecham Rd,

Petaluma, CA 94952

Mailing Address:
PO Box 448,
Cotati, CA 94931

Wildlife Tours:  October - April: Saturdays at 2PM
Wildlife Exclusion Service:   Need help with humane evictions?
Birthday Parties:   Got a birthday coming up?

Team Work Saves Coyote's Life
Every day hundreds of animals are hit by cars, not realizing the power and speed behind these moving machines. Coyote #11 was one of these unlucky animals. Click here to read how a collaboration of considerate people helped save this coyote's life. 


The Trials and Tribulations of a Wildlife Rehabilitator 
Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for a staff member here at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue? Click here to read about what a workday really entails as a wildlife rehabilitator.

Sonoma County Animal Care and Control 

Over the years SCWR has developed an amazing relationship with Animal Care and Control and its officers, allowing more animals to be rescued instead of euthanized. Click here to read about all that these officers do to help our wildlife.





Recently we had the great experience of fundraising with our local Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa. Carol Pisetsky and Great-Horned Owl Wowl (pictured below) joined us at Oliver's in Cotati to support our efforts to raise money for our Raptor Recovery Center, which our organizations will share. It is always a joyous experience to work in collaboration with other wildlife centers for the same efforts.


As you all might have read in our last newsletter, we need help with a new work van for A Wildlife Exclusion Service, which generates fees and helps keep the doors open at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. Today the poor van just puffed its last breath from its tail pipe. We are temporarily using our rescue truck to do the nuisance wildlife work. Each day Michael McGuire, our exclusion director transfers all the equipment and tools from the dead van into the truck and then starts his busy day. In the evening, he has to unload everything back inside the van to lock it up to prevent theft. Now would be a great time to hear from you if you have any ideas or leads to securing a working van.


We are grateful for your support. When you reach for your checkbook you might think of it as a donation; but to us its love coming to the rescue. Besides rescuing and caring for the animals here, it is so rewarding to feel how generous and caring you all are regarding our efforts. Thanks for keeping our doors open. Our two wolf-hybrids residents Shela and Willy send their thanks for your continued support.



Gratefully Yours,

Doris  & The Team 
Doris Duncan, Executive Director

Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Registered 501(c)(3) Non Profit.