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Pacific Wildlife Project is a grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) humane group incorporated in 1986 by a group of concerned citizens, veterinarians, and wildlife professionals. Operating on an all-volunteer staff, the Project treats more than 2,000 animals a year.


"The thing that sets man apart from the other animals is his ability to perform humane acts. As conservationists and humanitarians, we sometimes walk a fine line between helping nature and interfering with it. Our intention at Pacific Wildlife Project is to help animals impacted by unnatural events brought on by civilization. We do not judge or interfere with predation that is natural in the wild. Our goal is to give back some of what we take from the environment and to respect the natural balance between all living things." - Linda McLeod-Evans, Director and Founder


Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.

One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.

He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man.

To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one."

At Pacific Wildlife Project, we think of all of the injured birds we rescue as our “starfish”. With your help and support, we can make a difference for them together!

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