Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc.


Wildlife Conservation through Rehabilitation
We are an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife in Northern California. Through all of our activities we educate and encourage our community to value the connection between people and the natural environment.

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Address: PO Box 1173
Anderson, CA 96007
County: Shasta
Shasta Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. continually strives to provide the best possible care to every animal who arrives at our Center. Our dedicated team of volunteers works tirelessly to educate people about our community's local wildlife.
- Our organization's operations are carried out by over 70 volunteers.
- We have one of the highest successful release rates in the state of California.
- We house more than 1,000 animals each year.
- Shasta Wildlife volunteers have been working on the wild side since the late 70s.
What will we do with your donation?
- Feed, medicate, and house your local injured and orphaned wildlife.
o for a sense of the cost of this task, one orphaned barn owl nestling costs about $480.00 in food alone over the course of the three months it takes for them to grow to be old enough to be released; one infant western gray squirrel costs $360.00 to be rehabilitated through their fourteen-week maturing time; and a single songbird costs $60.00 to rehabilitate over a period of six weeks. In 2017 we released 7, 30, and 350 of these respectively.
Only through the generosity of the members of our community can Shasta Wildlife provide the vital care the furry and feathered members of our community so often need, returning these animals to their natural habitat and educating people on ways they may help keep their wildlife wild.
From an interview with donors, a couple from Cottonwood: "When we found the [barn] owl, at first, we thought, 'Oh, it doesn't look good . . . they'll probably just put it down.' So at first we didn't want to call. But it looked . . . really mangy, and its wing was drooping, so after a while we were just like, 'If they put it down, at least it won't be suffering,' so we called and someone came and got it . . . and we didn't expect to ever see it again, we figured even if they could help it they'd just release it in a field of something, but after maybe four weeks, we got this call . . . and they wanted to know if they could come back and release it at our house. And we even got to assist in the release, and it was so beautiful how it just soared out of the crate it was in and flew over the field and disappeared behind a tree. Really, really amazing."