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.

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

Via email at:


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.


P.O. Box 2605
Clovis, CA 93613