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Community Spotlight:
Aaction Rents
Building our center and the new Raptor Recovery Center took a lot of work and equipment, and we could not have done it without the help of Aaction Rents. To read more about how they helped us,




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

Photo Taken By Joshua Asel

Want to volunteer? We will be having a Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, October 12 from 10-12 and our Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation class on Saturday, October 19 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 at 2 pm
Wildlife Exclusion Service:   Need help with humane evictions?


We are winding down from our 32nd baby season and all taking a big breath feeling grateful we made it. This year was especially challenging because of the high costs and extra medical needs related to an unusual number of intakes with illnesses and disease that we have not encountered in the past. You can imagine the costs when you think about your bill from a routine visit for veterinary care for your pet.


After 17 years of volunteering and working as a professional rehabilitator, I have learned there are no short cuts worth taking to keep costs down. If you are committed to spending the time and energy on rehabilitation efforts of wildlife, then you need to prepare for the costs. These costs include medical supplies, lab work which includes blood work parasitology, and the patient's natural diet.


If you have already donated this year to our Spring Season Appeal for the costs of "baby season", we are extremely grateful to you.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to donate, we would appreciate hearing from you. We have made a promise to you and only ask for your financial assistance twice a year: once in the Spring for a specific cause (and this year it was baby season), and once at the end of the year for general operating costs.


Thank you to all of our supporters, volunteers, staff and board members for your care and giving. 



Gratefully Yours,

Doris Duncan, Executive Director 

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

North American Beaver #906
North American Beaver #906 was rescued by the Suisun Wildlife Center after it sat in the finder's backyard for two days. It was transferred to SCWR to go in our aquatic mammal pool and recover from its injuries. This is the first North American Beaver intake that SCWR has had in its 32 years and we are excited to have the chance to help this amazing animal. To donate for the care of this North American Beaver, please click here or mail a donation to P.O. box 448, Cotati, 94931.
Western Gray Squirrel #893

This three week old squirrel was found on the ground in someone's yard after it had fallen out of its nest. He was matched up with other baby squirrels of the same age and is being cared for by one of our foster care volunteers. We are getting our second round of baby animals in, as is usual for rehabilitation centers at the end of summer. To donate for the care of squirrel #893, please visit our website or mail in a donation to P.O. Box 448, Cotati, 94931.


Photo Taken by Joshua Asel
Bobcat #482 Is Released!
Remember the bobcat kitten from our June newsletter? She was found wandering by the road after her mother had been hit by a car. After months at SCWR, the bobcat was finally old enough for release, and was brought back to a suitable location close to where she was found. Click here to see more release pictures.
Meet Dave!

We have a new education ambassador, Dave the Western Gray Squirrel! After care and observation, we noticed that Dave was a little different and it was determined that he was blind in one eye and had some neurological ailments. He is now out in our education exhibit. You can come meet Dave on one of our Saturday tours. To learn more about our tours, please visit our website.

Western Screech Owl #899
This Western Screech Owl was found in the road by a Good Samaritan. It had a broken wing that was thought to be caused by a collision with a car. His wing was pinned and he is staying in our wildlife hospital while it heals. These owls only weigh between 4 and 10 ounces and eat insects, small vertebrates, and birds. Click here to donate to the care of Western Screech Owl #899, or mail in a donation to P.O. Box 448, Cotati, 94931.