Wildlife Care Association is a non-profit, volunteer-operated association based in Sacramento and serving surrounding area. Orphaned, sick and injured wildlife are brought to our trained volunteers by concerned citizens as well as agencies such as the California Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Animal Control Agencies, Parks and Recreation, and Sacramento County SPCA. We provide medical services and extended care to over 7,500 sick, injured, and orphaned animals each year. Trained volunteers are available to examine the animals, give them emergency care, and determine further needs. Local veterinarians are available to give expert care in diagnosis, x-rays, surgery, and drug therapy for major medical problems. Once the animals have recovered from their injuries or, if orphaned, have grown and learned to hunt and fend for themselves, they are released back into the wild giving them a second chance at life.