OPEN 8-11am & 2-5pm EVERY DAY | 530-885-0862 | 3221 Rippey Rd. # 300, Loomis, CA
For 25 years, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue has been rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife, at no cost to the public.


We rely completely on donations from the public in order to provide life-saving care to injured and orphaned wildlife. 

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Wildlife Emergency

Found an injured or orphaned animal? Not sure what to do now? Click here to find out what to do next.

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Volunteers are our greatest asset. Our biggest volunteer need as at our intake center, working directly with animals.

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We’d love you to join us in our early Valentine’s Day celebration at our Sweethearts Birds & Brew event on Saturday, February 11 between 3pm and 9pm at Knee Deep Brewery in Auburn. Skip the line and order your tickets online today — kids 12 and under are free! This event is for all ages. Stop by between 3pm and 9pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017 for good eats, craft drinks (with soda as a non-alcoholic option) and an up-close visit with our ambassador birds!

Help us continue our work to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. All profits benefit our wildlife rescue efforts. Pre-order tickets now!

Knee Deep Brewery will be pouring award winning and seasonal beers and Bella Familia will be selling their tasty pizza. Additional drink tickets will be available (Beer – $5; Water/Soda – $1).

Wet Bird $10 – Single admission & 1 beer ticket
Dry Bird $10 – Single admission & 2 soda/water tickets
Thirsty Bird $25 – Single admission & 5 beer tickets
Kids under 12 get in for free

Of course it wouldn’t be Birds and Brew without the birds! Gold Country Wildlife Rescue’s wildlife ambassadors will be in attendance giving you the chance to meet some of our local wildlife in person. This is an unforgettable experience for people of all ages to see animals like Bella, our Great Horned Owl, up-close. These ambassador animals, who have been rescued and unfortunately are unreleasable, help educate and excite children and adults alike. Come say hello, learn more and help us continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release over 120 species of local wildlife.

Community Outreach

GCWR does dozens of community outreach events in many cities across Placer County. From weekend festivals to work events to inside of classrooms with children, we love educating the public about wildlife.

24-hour Phone Tree

We handled over 7,000 calls last year! Our phone tree is always up, 24 hours a day. If you have a question about a wildlife issue, give us a call at 530-885-0862 and select the best option to fit your needs. If you can’t get the answer from our phone tree, leave a message and a wildlife expert will get back to you as soon as possible.

Freedom is Our Goal

With all of our wildlife intakes, our goal is get them ready for release back into the wild. While some stay with us longer than others our favorite days are release days when wildlife get a second chance at life in the wild.

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