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Our iguana patient, who came in last week with five arrow wounds, has done very well post-surgery. Today, he is headed to Flamingo Gardens to continue his recovery. 📹 by SFWC Staffer, Shelly Starr
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Today is the #firstdayofspring and here is our first baby squirrel of the season. 📹 by SFWC Staffer, Kristen Thoman
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Leslie Bird Sardinia
· January 19, 2018
My son did his senior project here, I have had many tours, by staff that start to cry, when they talk about the release days, of rehabilitated wildlife, that dress like wildlife so the babies don't ha...ve a human imprint..Call and request an appointment to view their love and care for yourself. They have a seagull right now, that was injured, and their ambulance was able to pick him up from my house! Located just north of Ft Lauderdale airport, and accept all wildlife. See More
Rondell N Leah Silochan
· March 22, 2018
Thanks for coming out today to rescue another injured wood stork. Hoping it wasn't another gator attack and that it's wing is mendable. Glad there is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the...se wild creatures, who probably wouldn't be able to get medical attention elsewhere. Big thanks to your staff, volunteers and sponsors. You guys do a great service to our community. See More
Annie Victor Dipre Montaño
· October 13, 2017
I regret giving my donation to this place they just kill animals and don't give the treatment they need very disappointed first thing the person who received the duck told me that it looked very sick ...without checking it I called this morning I and same person told me that the duck had to be put down because he had an infection and they didn't want to risk the other animals See More
James P. Karpinen
· April 8, 2018
This is the place to take any injured Florida wildlife. Call first before touching or moving the injured animal for the safe and correct way to handle the situation. Safety first.
Aisling Van Dam LaBauve
· September 14, 2017
We brought an injured juvenile hawk here awhile back. He was hanging around in our yard and it was obvious there was something wrong because he wasn't flying off when we approached him. My daughter n...amed him "Brooce". We checked in on him later and it turned out he had some sort of infection which they were able to treat. They were able to give him the treatment and heal his wing and told us they'd release him by our house, since that was the last area he'd been familiar with. I'm pretty sure I saw him in our yard soon afterward, hunting for food. This place was great! See More
Kathleen Lowe
· February 21, 2018
An amazing organization that takes in over 13,000 injured or orphaned animals each year. The dedication and professionalism of the staff and volunteers is amazing. Thank you for existing.
Jacqueline Perez Allard
· January 8, 2018
wonderful organization. brought in an injured duck last week. Regarding below comment.If they can't fix at least they get put down instead of suffering. some people are morons!
Michele Murphy
· November 12, 2017
I see a lot of people complain about rescued wildlife being euthanized and I think it’s mostly due to caring hearts wanting to give these animals a second chance �. Rescue Rehab and Release is what th...is center does for a living...it is not easy to walk in their footsteps - Be Kind, Blessed be those who love the animals. See More
Kady Labanka
· August 19, 2017
I'm here to share what happened with me in this place. I went there twice asking for help with squirrel. At the first the animal was very bad ok. The attendants are friendly but don't know nothing, j...ust look and said " he is very sick". Next day i call and the notice "he was gone". Sad. At the second, I was with a little suspicious about this place. First I will talk about the victim: was one squirrel, he always came here in front at my house to eat with the others, but I observed he have a problem with one leg. During few days I was looking and try to catch him for help. I knew him, I observed his habits e his only problem was the leg. 3 days ago I finally catch him with my father's help. The squirrel trusted me already because I was taking care him giving food in the threes...he bit me because was scared but after he stayed quiet I'm my arms. When we(me and my father) arrive at the wildlife center the friendly lady said "he is very sick" and even look right him. He have blood in his mouth but was my blood, because he bit me, I repeat several times. I frised: "his only problem is the leg! I know him, I observed him! He is eating, doing everything well, just have difficulty to fix one leg in the threes and walk". At the final, I filled out a document explaining everything. They asked for I call in the next day to know about him. When I called the notice "he was felt in misery because was too sick". Sick? Gosh! I know animals! I'm not stupid! He wasn't sick like she said!! I have to allert everyone to have careful when leave one animal to the florida wildcenter! I don't know about the others, but in my experience they kill all the animals I brought there. It's sad. I believed them and now I'm fell guilty for that life I want protect and without know, I leaved for the death! For end: Be careful when you leave any animal to the @floridawildlife ask to talk to the veterinarian, because if you don't do that probably they will kill the animal. #floridawildlife #carefull #dangerous #killer See More
Cindy Simunek Bruschi
· August 7, 2016
They are wonderful! I brought 2 baby squirrels I found screaming in my driveway. After I called them and they asked we questions, they determined that they were orphaned and very hungry. Apparently sq...uirrel parents are very good parents and they would not let the little ones get hungry. I brought the little squirrels in and they were taken to the nursery and both survived. I also brought a double hooked water turkey that had a hook in his
Mouth and foot attached by fishing line so he couldn't move. I called them and they instructed me on catching the bird and transport and cuttings the line but leaving it for them to take out the hooks. They bird survived and they told me he was a juvenile and was doing fantastic and running around after the procedure! I love them and am so happy I know where to bring injured wildlife.
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Ana Gabriela Solis
· May 13, 2017
I sent a lil ovenbird that had an encounter with a glass door. When I realized I couldn't care for his needs, you took him and cared for him, giving him a chance most people would have said no to simp...ly because he was a lil bird. Even though my buddy didn't make it at the end, I know how much you tried and how much care and love you gave him. I wish there were more organizations out there with hearts as big as yours. Thank you for what you do ♡ See More
Robin Gunno Clementz
· October 27, 2016
I found a hurt iguana today bleeding from the mouth limping across the road it looked like its eye was popped out I stopped and tried getting it into a box a girl w a lil 2 month old baby pulled over ...and threw a baby blanket on it grabbed it I left my car and got into hers she told me how to hold it I told her how to get to the wild life center then she carried it in she said they took it straight to the back I will call tomorrow to see how it is I'm thankful she pulled over and helped me. My bf and exhusband took in a squirrel one day maybe got hit by a car it's front and back leg was crushed we took a hurt eagle once a bird w broken legs they are great caring people See More
Louis Molina
· March 4, 2018
This Facility is absolutely awesome. They care Rescuing,Rehabilitating, Releasing and Educating the public. 💥🦅🐿🐍🦇🦉🦎🙏
Elizabeth Betterton Lugo
· January 23, 2017
We found an orphaned raccoon at work and they did everything they could to try to reunite him with his mother. When that did not work, they took him in and will keep him safe and rehabilitate him. The...y were amazing and so caring!! What a blessing in the community. I had no idea they existed, until I needed them, and am so grateful for a place like this and the people who rehabilitate these animals. What a wonderful organization! See More
David Edelman
· October 17, 2017
Found an Ibis on a Sunday afternoon. They took him in. Wonderful work. Great to know there is a place to bring injured wild ones in South Florida and they will not turn you away
Charlee M. Dilley
· July 30, 2016
This is a phenominal organization! They have always taken in any injured or abandoned critter I have sought help for and have only asked for whatever I can give, sometimes I can't give anything, but t...hey will still take the animal and do what they can for it. They even care for non native wildlife and ask you to reurn it back to its environment once it is well. Thanks for all you do!!! See More
Ann-Kathrin Cabanas
· January 31, 2017
Thanks for taking in the injured duck I found... hope she pulls through. I was so nervous but the lady on the phone walked me through the process how to get the duck on Lyft to get to you. Praying the... duck gets a chance after getting hit by a car most likely. See More
Zel Harrison
· September 14, 2017
Your work with Florida Wildlife was brought to my attention. Thank you for sharing your mission to provide a clean and safe environment for South Florida's first living creatures. Thank you for steppi...ng in to rescue and heal wildlife that have been injured or disoriented by this major Hurricane. See More
Vanessa Guzman
· March 29, 2016
I'm so thankful to them for taking In a juvenile squirrel that hoped onto someone's back and was in bad shape bleeding from its nose. Vets told me she was a squirrel and she would die. I went straight... to the refuge and was immediately greeted by friendly and helpful individuals who took the squirrel right in and are doing everything to save it. Thank you for all you do. See More
Tina Marie
· July 24, 2017
I'm Grateful to God for Your Center.
No-one else would Help!
You were very caring and helpful ...
to us, after we'd found a gravely
injured duck in the middle of the street.
I'm Confident that Everything Possible was DONE to Save his life.
Thank You Sincerely,
for making it possible to call and get updates on how he was doing,
and Especially for the Peace
of Knowing that He drifted off to Sleep.
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South Florida Wildlife Center

Baby season is upon us and we have an *urgent* need for small, 6 quart, plastic storage containers (see photo) to help us transport and treat our avian and mamm...al youngsters. You can find these shoe box-size bins at Target, the Dollar Store, Walmart, or even our Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BDTETW… ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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The Humane Society of the United States did a Facebook Live in our wildlife nursery this afternoon. Check out the replay below. 😁 Stay tuned for more videos this week!

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LIVE: Feeding orphaned baby raccoons at our South Florida Wildlife Center!