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Last year we announced plans for a very exciting new project: a state-of-the-art wildlife hospital and recovery center. But to build it, we needed to raise $1 million.

Two of our most generous supporters, the Bently Foundation and MH Buckeye, contributed an incredible dollar-for-dollar match up to $500,000 to fund our new wildlife hospital and recovery center. They have been longtime supporters of LTWC and continue to be incredibly influential in our evolution as a wildlife rehabilitation organization. We would not be where we are today without their guidance – and we would not have this incredible opportunity to build our wildlife hospital without them.

Raising $500,000 to meet this match was a huge challenge and an even bigger ask, yet without hesitation our Wildlife Heroes collectively said “challenge accepted” and went above and beyond to achieve it.

Our community of Wildlife Heroes came together to raise more than $500,000 in just six months, satisfying the match and turning our big dream into a big plan!

We are blown away with our community’s support and generosity. Thank you Wildlife Heroes! Thank you Bently Foundation! Thank you MH Buckeye!

This building is possible because of all of you.

Our mission is possible because of all of you.

Our wildlife is WILD because of all of you.

Construction of the new building is mostly complete with interior finishes and furnishing in progress now.

Stay tuned for more information on a Grand Opening celebration in 2024!

The Vision for a State of the Art Wildlife Hospital

Since 1975, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care has helped keep the wildlife of the Sierra Nevada mountains WILD by rescuing, rehabilitating, and—most importantly—releasing hundreds of wildlife each year, including bears, bobcats, eagles, raccoons, skunks, squirrels and many more.

Since moving to a 27-acre facility on Al Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe in 2019, LTWC has been expanding its facilities and capabilities to meet the increasing needs of wildlife throughout California and Nevada.

The largest of these projects will be the construction of a 4,600 square foot state-of-the-art hospital and recovery center that will greatly increase LTWC’s ability to rehabilitate wildlife.

The new building will be the heart of the organization, featuring:

  • Large hospital, surgery and X-ray area
  • Two large recovery hot rooms
  • Indoor education facility
  • Small dormitory for staff providing 24/7 care
  • Publicly accessible lobby and animal reception
  • Animal food storage and preparation area
  • Support for the individual animal care buildings

Email to request more information about the new hospital and recovery center.