Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) rescues native wild animals that have lost their homes to development, or are found injured, orphaned, or abandoned. When possible, the animals in our care are rehabilitated and released — healthy and wild — back where they belong.
Those animals that could not survive in the wild can live out their lives at our accredited sanctuary. We don’t buy, breed, sell or trade animals, nor are the animals for hire or used for commercial purposes.
We are proud of our contribution to the recovery of an endangered species – the Mexican gray wolf. As a holding facility, we offer space at our sanctuary to care for part of the captive population of this rare wolf and participate as a member of the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP).
Southwest Wildlife shares its knowledge and passion about animals through education. We hope not only to educate but also to inspire people to learn about and respect our wildlife and conserve its habitat.
MORE THAN 20 YEARS AFTER IT STARTED
Saving our wildlife, one life at a time.
Southwest Wildlife rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured, displaced, and orphaned wildlife. Wildlife education includes advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems. Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild.
To achieve its mission, Southwest Wildlife provides:
- Volunteer dispatch teams that respond to wildlife emergencies
- An on-site medical care center
- Full-time wildlife consultation services
- Educational services
- An accredited sanctuary for those animals that cannot be released
SWCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Inspire conservation of native wildlife through educational programs, sanctuary animals, and a teaching hospital that heals, rehabilitates, and releases wildlife.
We are open to the public by appointment only for guided tours. Book yours now!