Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) recently announced the planned addition of the San Diego Wildlife Center (SDWC), a rehabilitation program for injured, sick, and orphaned local wildlife. The primary focus will be on songbirds, shorebirds, and squirrels, but RCHS will work with its partners to ensure that all wildlife has a place to heal and a chance to return to the wild. “They don’t just live in our community, we live in theirs,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira. “That’s why it’s up to us to help and protect these animals.”

SDWC will operate from two separate facilities – one in Carlsbad, for intake, evaluation, and treatment, and the other at the RCHS campus, where the animals will continue treatment, recovery, and eventual release. The project is still in the funding stages and is expected to officially open this fall. For more information visit www.sdpets.org.