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Due to the extremely high number of patients in our care this summer, our newsletter will be a little bit different for the next few months. Although the staff will not have time to write full articles, we still want to show you what is going on at SCWR, so we will be including some photographs of patients and other happenings at the center. We hope that you enjoy these behind-the-scenes images. The newsletter with full articles should be back in the fall. 




We need docents for our Saturday Tours! If you would like to be a part of our docent program, please call our office at (707) 992-0274

Want to volunteer? We will be having a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, July 13 from 10-12 and our Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation class on Saturday, July 20 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:  May-September: Saturdays at noon and 2pm
Wildlife Exclusion Service:   Need help with humane evictions?



On behalf of our board, staff, volunteers, and especially the animals, we would all like to thank those of you who have made a donation because of the Spring Season Appeal. Just to give you a brief update, we sent out a plea for help at the end of March. We asked our supporters to please send us a donation because we are trying to raise $92,000 for the cost of this year's baby season - which is our largest financial commitment for the animals we care for here at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. We sent this appeal out to 2,200 supporters. Now almost three months later we have received a total of $15,420 from 136 supporters. Although we very much appreciate all the donations we have already received, we are still hoping to hear from the majority of supporters who would like to see us be able to give the animals what they deserve: excellent care until they are ready to return to the wild.


If you have other family, friends or co-workers who would like to know more about our work and help us, please forward this newsletter to at least five of your people.



Gratefully Yours,

Doris  & The Team 
Doris Duncan, Executive Director

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

Photo Taken By Joshua Asel
Coyote #11
Coyote #11 was the feature of a story in our February newsletter. She was brought to us by Shirley Zindler of Sonoma County Animal Care and Control after being hit by a car. Coyote #11 had head trauma and a severely broken leg, and after staying with us for six months, she was finally healthy enough for release. This photograph was taken as she ran from her kennel and took off across the field back into the wild.
Bobcat #482

Bobcat #482 was brought to us because she was wandering by the side of the road next to her dead mother, who had been hit by a car. This photograph is of the kitten being let into an outside enclosure for the first time, where she can learn to climb and forage.

Coyote Pups

These are two of the four coyote pups that are currently in our care at SCWR. Three were brought in after their mom was shot and killed, and the fourth was transferred over from Humboldt Wildlife so that it could grow up with other coyotes. They are in our large predator enclosure where they can grow up with minimal human contact. We also recently took in 7 more coyote pups from another facility. It will cost us almost $1,000 to buy the rats to feed them until they are old enough for release. Please click here if you want to donate for their care, and leave a note that it is for the coyote pups.


Summer Interns
These are two of our summer interns weighing a raccoon. We would not be able to care for the large number of animals we get during baby season without their hard work, and would like to throw them a pizza party to show our appreciation. We need to raise $200 in order to make this happen. If you would like to help us say 'thank you' to our interns, please donate on our website or mail a check to us at P.O. Box 448, Cotati, CA, 94931.
Our New Raptor Recovery Center
While we continue to make some progress on our new Raptor Recovery Center, work has slowed down until we are able to raise the necessary funds to complete this important project. We are currently building the roof but the interior needs major work. The center will have a hospital, mews of different sizes, and a large flight hallway with a turning bank for our birds to gain the strength that they need to fly. We still need help from professional carpenters and electricians to finish this project. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering, please call our office at (707) 992-0274.