Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. LTWC is an independent, nonprofit volunteer organization whose function is to raise, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wild birds and animals. Learn how you can support LTWC here. While you're here, visit our photo gallery to learn about several of the animals we currently have assisted, find out about our upcoming events, and stock up on LTWC merchandise in our store.


Contact Details

  Website
  City South Lake Tahoe, CA
  Zip Code 96150
  Address 1485 Cherry Hls Crcle
  Phone Number (530) 577-2273

From Our Website

We give mother nature a helping hand by raising and rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife so they may be released back to the wild. Our 27-acre site includes a state-of-the-art animal care facility as well as sophisticated enclosures, allowing us to care for-and successfully release-more injured and orphaned animals. We have some very exciting news! Sequoia is doing wonderfully! From a burned, starving 19 lbs cub to a healthy healing 49 lbs cub! That's a 30 lbs gain! This little guy is packing on those pounds & his burns are almost completely healed!


In pursuit of our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wildlife, our primary concern is the wellbeing of wild animals & birds. Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is committed to effective, scientifically-informed, and compassionate wild animal care practices, training, and educational outreach that promote the health and safety of our region's wildlife, thereby helping to create and maintain thriving natural environments. There are lots of reasons that baby birds and animals arrive at LTWC.


In late 2012, longtime supporter, Barbara Harootunian, left LTWC a large donation in her will, transformative in our efforts to purchase a new property and plan a move. Several sites and plans were explored, and though these locations didn't work for our permanent home, the plans established a roadmap for our site design, which is evident in LTWC's home today. In 2013, the Springmeyer and family agreed to lease, with the option to buy, a 27-acre parcel off Al Tahoe Blvd. to LTWC, kicking off years of intensive planning, fundraising, and organizational changes necessary to achieve sustainability at our new facility.