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WERC

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center | Morgan Hill, California

Bob Cat - Picture Credit Matt Nelson

We Rely On Your Donations To Help Our Local Wildlife

Animal Emergency?

Wildlife Emergency
Wildlife Emergency?

You never know when you might have the opportunity to help a wild animal in distress: You may find a bird that has flown into a window, been caught by a cat, or tangled in fishing line, fencing, or kite string; a nest of babies fallen from a tree or bush; or a deer, owl, or opossum hit by a car. 

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Have You Found A Baby Bird?
Found a Baby Bird?

During spring/summer there are many wild animals, especially baby birds, which seem to need our help. Over 75% of the wild baby animals rescued by well-intentioned people really do not need assistance. Here are some helpful hints to help you determine the best course of action if you find a baby animal.

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Have You Found A Baby Mammal?
Found a Baby Mammal?

Does it Really Need Rescuing? Before picking up any wild animal, BE SURE IT REALLY NEEDS RESCUING! Young animals are often picked up by someone who mistakenly thinks they are orphaned, injured, or abandoned, when they are simply exploring, having left the nest on schedule and are still being cared for by their parents.

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If you have read the appropriate link and have a wild baby that you think needs help call:


(408) 779-9372
Hours, everyday:  9:00am-3:00pm
 
If you do not reach a staff member, please message us on our Facebook page for more immediate assistance:

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NOTE:  if it is after hours keep the animal in a dark quiet place and call in the morning. 

Serving Our Community for Over 30 Years

Meet WERC

Owl Pair Ready For Release

WERC, the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center provides the community with rehabilitation services for orphaned, injured and sick native wildlife. Through our educational programs, WERC encourages a peaceful coexistence between civilization and our native wildlife.

Diego The Bob Cat Picture Credit Heather Faulhaber

How to Help

WERC is funded by individual donations that go directly towards the cost of animal food, shelter & medicine. Your support is crucial to our efforts. 

In addition to cash donations, we have a wish list of needs that benefit the infrastructure of our facility. 

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WERC is looking for LAND!

WERC. has been around for 30 years serving the community with rehabilitation and educational services out of its same humble beginnings in Morgan Hill. As our growing community as shown, we desperately need a new location we ourselves can grow into. We are also aspiring to be open to the public for the ever-lasting challenges our wild neighbors face.

If you know of anyone that can assist us with this venture or any available location that is open for this type of need, please contact us!

Luna - Photo Credit Will Sundquist
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