Hummingbird being fed by an LTWC volunteer.

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc. (LTWC) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our Federal ID number is 94-2799765.

We are an independent, nonprofit volunteer organization whose function is to raise, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wild birds and animals.

LTWC operates under permits issued by California Fish & Game and the United States Department of the Interior & Wildlife Service. No fee is charged for any bird or wild animal brought to the center, nor is any wild animal refused care.

From a handful of people in 1978 with an idea to help wildlife in their area, LTWC has grown to an organization that now provides a service to more than nine counties in California and Nevada surrounding the Lake Tahoe region.

LTWC volunteers holding sedated bear cubs.

Our Team
The staff, board and volunteers who make LTWC possible.

Bald eagle

Our Mission
Raise, rehabilitate, release. Learn more about what guides LTWC.

1970s magazine clipping of woman holding a raccoon.

Our History
Read the story of how Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care got started.

Chips the Bobcat

News & Features
Current news and features, news archives and our media kit.

LTWC Open House

Join us for a fundraiser, our Open House or annual Training Seminar.

A merganser chick

Fact Sheet
Answers to frequently-asked questions about LTWC.

Fledgling Steller's Jay

You can call us at (530) 577-2273, or click here for more ways to reach out.