Sierra Wildlife Rescue

Preserving the wildlife of El Dorado County through public education
& the rescue, rehabilitation & release of injured & orphaned native animals.

Learn More about Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

Make a donation to Sierra Wildlife Rescue.

Become a volunteer with SWR.

Happening In Your Backyard!

Virtual Open House

Are you interested in local wildlife and birds?

Would you enjoy participating in the rescue and rehabbing of orphaned or injured animals within your local community?

We have unique opportunities for you!

Come join us on Saturday, February 6, 2021, in our Virtual Open House event and learn more!

Wildlife Classes Open to the Public

SWR offers classes to the public to learn about our native wildlife. Classes are interesting and fun

Due to the directives from both the State of California and El Dorado County, our Center remains closed to the public, and up-coming classes scheduled in March and through April 11, 2020 are cancelled. For those who are seriously interested in transporting, please call Barbara at 530-621-2650 and leave your name, phone number and email. Transporting injured and orphaned wildlife into care is lifesaving, and we are working on a means to get this class information distributed and getting transporters on board, while observing the guidelines within these directives. We will continue to take wildlife into care in our home settings. Please stay well.

Class Schedule

 24/7 Helpline

For Sick, Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

Hot-Roddin’ Rabbits:

a Rehabber’s Tale 

4 Ways to Volunteer

SWR relies on donations, memberships & grants to operate
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