WELCOME to CWC's Youth Wildlife Rescue Blog

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CWC's Youth Wildlife Rescue Blog invites young people to have fun and get involved with the work of California Wildlife Center whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, abandoned or sick native wildlife and marine mammals from the greater Los Angeles area. Come and get involved yourself or with your school and help our local wildlife. The Wildlife Center has taken in 19,000+ wild animals since its opening in 1998 and relies solely on public donations and grants. CWC is located in a quiet part of the Santa Monica mountains in Calabasas. Please visit our website at www.californiawildlifecenter.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you on this blog!


We have a brand new website! Check it out! www.cawildlife.org It's awesome!!!

Check out some of our Fall rescues and patients!

Our Grey squirrels are finally rehabbed! See there release below!

Check out Charlie, the elephant seal pups rescue and release back into the wild!

Thank all of you who attended our 13th Annual Wild Brunch fundraiser in September at Gulls Way Estate in Malibu! It was a huge success because of you!

Check out our first, ever Big Free-tailed bat!

Our November 2010 Coyote rehab and release video is finally done. Check it out in our new posts section below. The video of our 5 rehabbed fawns is also up.

Thank you to everyone that turned out for our Wild Brunch on August 22nd. It was a smashing success! Check out Mike Hayward's photos of the event.

Thanks to everyone that came and took a Walk on the Wild Side, May 2nd...You can check out the photos at:Mike Hayward's Special Events Photography.

An awesome time was had by all at our Spring Open House.

News briefs: See a pelican get rescued! We're having a Pelican party in our ICU...first black-coat elephant seal ever rescued by CWC...First marine mammal rescue in SoCal for 2010...Yearling sea lion rescued at Pt. Dume! Update on our rescued fox from Culver City! We have another Youth Rescue blog hero! .DON'T TRIM THAT TREE - baby birds and squirrels are nesting now! Watch the CBS report here...HAVE FUN! HELP THE ANIMALS! EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS! Organize a fund-raising event at your school! Contact our youth team with your good (even crazy!) ideas at rescuecwc@california wildlife center.org...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CWC's Fall Open House

Join us for an afternoon of…
Entertainment • Wildlife Education • Children’s Activities
CWC’s Fall Open House
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Noon – 4 p.m
26026 Piuma Road, Calabasas, CA 91302
Most activities will be outside, so please dress accordingly.
Refreshments Served • Free Admission • Children Welcome
RSVP: email Admin@californiawildlifecenter.org or (818) 222-2658

Meet the Staff: Ask the Marine Mammal Response Team about why seals and sea lions “strand” themselves on the beach and what you can do to help. Ask our Hospital Techs and Volunteers about how to recognize a fledgling bird… one that should be left alone and not kidnapped. Ask Dr. Tom about his most unusual wildlife cases.

Guided Tours: View an informative video followed by a tour of the Center led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Visit the intensive care hospital and the Baby Care Unit.

Children’s Activities: Animal face-painting and visor decorating; learn how to build an easy bird feeder.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Coastal Cleanup Day is September 25th from 9am - Noon

Grab your parents and head out to Zuma beach for a fun time in the sun and you can do something really great for the environment too! Every year, the California Coastal Commission sponsors coastal cleanups on beaches up and down the California coast. Last year, over 80,000 people helped out! You will be AMAZED at how much trash people leave on our beautiful beaches. It harms the environment, the ocean and the animals that live in and around it. Hope to see you at the beach!
For information about volunteering with us, contact jeff@californiawildlifecenter.org