The Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center in Morgan Hill, CA is both an acute care center for injured and sick wildlife and a nurturing center for orphaned wildlife too young to exist on their own.
W.E.R.C. operates as a temporary refuge as the organization's goal is not to tame, but to release animals back into their native habitat healthy, wild, and free.
Wildlife rehabilitation is an evolving science. Due to diverse requirements in care, feeding, handling and physical therapy, it is a process requiring skill, training, and continuing education.
W.E.R.C., with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, has been recognized as meeting these requirements.
As such, it is the only facility in the South Santa Clara County licensed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for native wildlife.
In addition to caring for native wildlife, W.E.R.C. provides a list of ancillary services to the community.
These services include:
Educational programs for grades K-6. Special emphasis is placed on educating children about the importance of wildlife safety, habitat preservation, wilderness awareness, and our ability to co-exist with native wildlife.
Telephone Advisory Service including reference and referral information.
A Speakers Bureau providing presentations to community and service organizations.
Participation in community events with educational exhibits.
An Internship Program for college students.
Except for a small, variable fee charged for education programs,all of the above services are offered free of charge.
W.E.R.C., the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center provides the community with rehabilitation services for orphaned, injured and sick native wildlife. Through our educational programs, W.E.R.C. encourages a peaceful coexistence between civilization and our native wildlife. Federal tax ID #77-0324296