Compassionate wildlife conservation through education and rehabilitation

Saving Wildlife Since 2004

Credit to Barbera Wagner

Dedicated to Rehabilitating Wildlife

The Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that cares for mammals, reptiles, and other native wildlife except marine animals. Additionally, we strive to educate the community through various programs.

We are state and federally licensed, and because of our permits, the public is not allowed past the entry point for delivering a sick or injured animal.

About Us

Our wildlife center in Venice, FL started as a backyard project, seeing about 315 animals per year. In 2019, we had a record year and we cared for a total of 5,200 animals!

We have around 125 volunteers and counting. If you want to learn more about how you can get involved, click here.

Mission

To protect and preserve Southwest Florida’s native wildlife through educational outreach and to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife and return them to their natural habitat when healed.

Releasing Animals

We believe they should stay afraid of humans as they would be in the wild to maximize their ability to adapt once they’ve been rehabilitated. However, if for any reason the animal can’t be released, we’ll try to place them in a nature center or zoo to protect them.

Releasing Animals

We believe they should stay afraid of humans as they would be in the wild to maximize their ability to adapt once they’ve been rehabilitated. However, if for any reason the animal can’t be released, we’ll try to place them in a nature center or zoo to protect them.

Releasing Animals

We believe they should stay afraid of humans as they would be in the wild to maximize their ability to adapt once they’ve been rehabilitated. However, if for any reason the animal can’t be released, we’ll try to place them in a nature center or zoo to protect them.

141 animals treated
2021