About Us


SWRR was established in Redding, Shasta County, California in 1979. For information on our founding members, contributors and the history of our organization please visit our SWRR History web page.


Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. (SWRR) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are dedicated to conducting activities that educate and encourage our community to value the connection between people and the natural environment.

Shasta Wildlife volunteers provide food and medical care to over 100 different species of birds and mammals from all over Northern California. Each year our volunteers care for more than 1,000 injured, orphaned, and sick animals with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.

Licensed by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, SWRR actively cooperates with both these and other local animal control authorities. Injured and confiscated wildlife are routinely turned over to our organization for care.

In addition to our primary concern, SWRR is an active participant in non-invasive wildlife research and sponsors educational programs to help encourage awareness of the problems wildlife encounter.

Much of the trauma experienced by wildlife is a result of their interaction with humans such as vehicles, gunshot wounds, dogs, cats, pesticides, power lines, fences, and habitat destruction. SWRR seeks to offset these hazards through its ongoing rehabilitation and educational programs, and by encouraging mankind to learn to appreciate, respect, and protect wildlife.

Become a Member and/or Donate to SWRR

We need your help. For information about membership and donations please see our Membership & Donations web page.

Volunteer Opportunities With SWRR

To find out about volunteering with SWRR please go to our Volunteer Opportunities web page.

More Information

You can download our SWRR brochure (pdf file, 2.1 MB). For contact information see our Contact Us web page.

Center Hours of Operation

Spring & Summer - The SWRR center is open from late April or early May through late August or early September for the baby bird season. At this time volunteers are at the center between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. Most phone calls can be answered immediately. If not, messages can be returned promptly.

Fall & Winter – During the fall and winter months the center is closed. Volunteers are on-call for wildlife emergencies. Phone messages are checked every two hours between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week, all year.

Visiting the Center

You may come to the Center whenever we are open during the Spring and Summer seasons. Normally this would be to drop off wildlife rescues, talk to our staff, etc. However the general public is restricted to visiting our front office only due to our permit restrictions. Once a year in April our facility is open to the general public for tours. For more information on this event please see our Open House web page.

Directions and Maps to the Center

Our facility is located in Anderson River Park. For help getting to our facility please go to our Directions and Maps web page. For another perspective on Anderson River Park click here.

SWRR Gift Shop

The SWRR Gift Shop is now open. We have a number of items for sale with our logo on it. Items available include t-shirts, hats, coffee mugs and more. To visit our Gift Shop click here.

Our Facility

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This Golden Eagle recuperated at SWRR from an injury.
2018 - Shasta Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc. (SWRR)
PO Box 1173 Anderson, CA 96007-1173
530 365-WILD (365-9453)

- Header photo by Jeff Carson -