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Did you know…Tahoe has the Only River Otter Rehab Center in California?

Posted on January 9, 2015
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Community

riverotter.JPGThanks to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, we have the only River Otter rehab cage in California.

Here’s a photo of the River Otter who was found under a tree with no mom in sight near Willitts, California, and arrived at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care last June.

She spent the summer of 2007 growing up at LTWC, enjoying catfish nuggets, minnows, crawdads, and even an occasional treat of Rainbow Trout, compliments of Joby Cefalu, Mile High Fishing Charters.

In early October 2007, LTWC volunteers took her to the Truckee River to get a taste of actual running water. Check out the fun she had in the video below.

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About Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care began in 1978 and has been headed by the inexhaustible, heart-of-gold team of Cheryl and Tom Millham who have devoted their lives to caring for Tahoe’s furry residents, along with their troop of dedicated volunteers.

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


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 Lake Tahoe region.

If you would like to learn more about LTWC, volunteer or become a sponsor, please visit their website here: or call 530-577-2273.

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