Wildlife Care Association

Wildlife Care Association, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue, re-habilitation, and release of local wildlife. WCA is committed to educating and instructing the community in the respect, appreciation, and care of local wildlife. WCA is pledged to the management and preservation of wildlife habitat.

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Address:5211 Patrol Rd.
McClellan, CA 95652
County or Parish:Sacramento
Primary NTEE:Animal Related 
Sub NTEE:Wildlife Preservation & Protection 
Executive Director:Theresa Bielawski
Contact Email:wcavolunteers@yahoo.com
Primary Phone:916-965-9453
Wildlife Care Association has been in continuous operation since 1975. In the early years, some of the prominent naturalists in the Sacramento area, such as MB Goodier, Effie Yeaw, and William B. Pond, were very active and worked hard to establish the Wildlife Care Association as an important community service organization. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and are permitted by the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for wildlife. $0.88 of every dollar you donate goes to the direct care of the sick, orphaned, and injured wildlife brought to WCA.
Our largest need is for financial assistance to help cover our largest expense, which is payroll. This ensures the animals brought to us are properly cared for and equates to about $110,000 per year with expected increases.
Our second need is volunteers. We currently have over 140 volunteers per year but need twice that amount to help decrease our staffing costs. We ask that facility volunteers commit to one 5 hour shift per week in three month increments. In addition, we need Board of Director members, phone team volunteers, maintenance crew, cleaning crew, and many other volunteer positions filled.
We need food and medical supplies to help care for our wild patients. This equates to at least $20000 per calendar year.
We need funds to continue our educational program; this equates to at least $4000 per calendar year.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Unrestricted - Payroll
  2. Volunteers - Board of Director members, phone team volunteers, maintenance crew, cleaning crew, and many other volunteer positions
  3. Funding: Unrestricted - Food and medical supplies
  4. Funding: Unrestricted - Educational program
  5. Funding: Unrestricted - Unrestricted funding
Wildlife Care Association is the second largest wildlife rehabilitation center in the state of California. We service Sacramento, Placer, and Yolo counties and occasionally receive animals from other adjoining counties. We also work with rehabilitation centers throughout the state. WCA is one of the few rehabilitation centers open year round, which adds to our monetary and volunteer needs. Despite the fact that WCA takes in animals from every city, county, and state animal agency as well as local vet clinics and zoos, less than 5% of our annual income comes from government funding. This means WCA is funded almost soley by donations from the public.