Rescue contacts for injured, sick, and orphaned wild animals

Native wild animals including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians (See exceptions below for Oiled Birds and Adult Mammals)
Native Animal Rescue
1855 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz  CA
*If you are comfortable doing so, please bring injured, sick, or orphaned native animal to 1855 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA.
*If you are not comfortable handling the animal, please call 831-462-0726

Oiled Birds
Oiled Wildlife Care Center Wildlife Reporting Hotline 877-823-6926
Guide to Rescuing Oiled Birds

Adult Mammals including deer, mountain lions, bobcats
Santa Cruz County Animal Services
2200 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831-454-7200 (831-471-1182 after hours)

Wildlife requiring difficult and technical rescues
Wildlife Emergency Services

Marine Mammals including seals, sea lions, otters
Marine Mammal Center
In Santa Cruz County, report a distressed marine mammal 831-633-6298
Outside of Santa Cruz County, report a distressed marine mammal 415-289-7325
Rescue Instructions

Beach Rescues for help rescuing sea birds including Pelicans, Gulls, Killdeer, Cormorants, Grebes, etc.

Capitola City and Beach

New Brighton State Beach

Sea Cliff State Beach

Sunset State Beach

Manresa State Beach