Helping Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Return to Nature ~~ Education Through Awareness
To assist and protect injured or endangered wildlife through swift responses that provide them the best odds of survival, care and release back to their native habitats when possible. Educate the public through outreach so that all may enjoy and peacefully coexist with the animals that share our communities.
If you find injured or orphaned wildlife on the west central coast of Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs) call Shelley at 727-365-4592
We care about wildlife and our shared environment and work closely with area sheriff and police departments, Florida State Parks, SPCA, hotels, marinas, veterinarians, tree trimmers, residents and visitors to capture injured and orphaned wildlife.
Thank you for caring, too! We couldn't do any of this important work without you.
Photo: We rescued this double crested cormorant from John's Pass. He had swallowed a fish hook and it was sticking out of his chest.
Eddie called us when he found a nest of baby squirrels after a tree in his yard had been cut down. We told him to put the babies in a box and cut a hole in the box large enough for mama squirrel to slip through. It worked! Mama squirrel came back and relocated all four of her babies to a safe location. Well done, Eddie!
If you find young birds in distress, here's how you can help rescue them.
Nestlings (young, featherless birds that have pink skin) should be put back in their nests if possible. If the nest has dropped to the ground, gather as much of the nest material as possible. Punch holes in the bottom of a small box or small plastic container...
Here are a few tips to help you rescue injured adult birds.
Putting a towel over the bird calms it. Be aware of where its head and beak are to eliminate injury to the bird and yourself, then place the bird in a box, under an upside-down laundry basket or in a pet crate. Leave the towel around the bird, especially if it is wet or cold.
A small sample of some of the animals we rescue on a daily basis. These are the animals your donations help us save!!!
You - our awesome volunteers and donors - helped rescue, rehabilitate and release back into nature more than 500 birds. And You made all the difference in the world to more than 100 orphaned baby bunnies and squirrels. THANK YOU!
Thank you for your questions... and for caring about wildlife and our shared environments.
Q: If I handle a baby bird, will its parents reject it because they can smell a human presence?
Your support and contributions make a huge difference in the lives of injured and orphaned wildlife that cannot help themselves. Your generous donations buy food, hospital supplies and equipment. Thank you for caring.
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