About Us

Founded in 1974, Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation Service (FWRS), has been licensed by the United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Branch and the California Department of Fish and Game.

As an all-volunteer organization, our mission is two-fold:

1.Treat, rehabilitate and return injured and/or orphaned animals to their natural habitat whenever possible.

2. Educate the general public to increase awareness, concern and understanding of wildlife resources.

FWRRS volunteers provide emergency medical and restorative care to native species of California wildlife. We serve the San Joaquin Valley, from Bakersfield to Sacramento and outlying areas as far away as San Diego and San Francisco. Our all volunteer organization cares for orphaned or injured native wildlife ranging from wild birds to mammals.

Each year, our volunteers visit school classes, scouts, service clubs and other venues to introduce people of all ages to a variety of animals. Our presentation activities are aligned to the State of California Science Standards, for grade levels (K-12). Schedule a wildlife educator to give a live animal presentation at your school, company, club or organization by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 559-298-3276.


To experience, first-hand, the personal rewards that come with caring for our native wildlife.

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 2605
Clovis, CA 93613

@ 559-298-3276

via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our caregivers are suburban, urban and rural dwellers, who successfully care for wildlife in their homes. We offer hands-on training in the proper care and safe handling of large and small mammals, raptors, and songbirds where our goal is always to release them. We engage in projects - building fox pens, aviaries, flight cages, owl boxes and a host of related activities aimed to cultivate healthy wildlife.