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Wild About Wildlife at Wild Ocean

Wild_About_Wildlife Florida_Wildlife_HospitalJoin the Florida Wildlife Hospital, Saturday April 6, for the annual Wild About Wildlife event. The event, which takes place at Wild Ocean Seafood Market in Port Canaveral, features fun for the whole family. There will be live music with the Tree Frogs, a live and silent auction, beer & wine cash bar, a seafood feast and animal ambassadors from the Florida Wildlife Hospital.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. All proceeds go to the Florida Wildlife Hospital to continue their mission of “Keeping Wildlife Wild”. For more information visit FloridaWildlifeHospital.org or call 321-254-8843.

 

About Florida Wildlife Hospital

In 1973, Carlton & Gladys Teate started the Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary (FWH) to care for sick and injured animals.  For many years they cared for wildlife at their home on Otter Creek Lane in Melbourne and partnered with Humane Society.  After going through location and management changes, the facility reopened on the current site in February of 1998, working out of the house in the front of the property.  Heather Fresa, Hyta Mederer and Eileen Olejarski were instrumental in growing the facilities and running the operations at that time.  They continue to be very important supporters, advisors and/or volunteers for FWH.

The new hospital was built , debt-free, in 2003, necessitated by the widening of US Highway 1.  Throughout all the changes, the mission has remained the same: to aid injured, sick and abandoned wildlife and return them to their place in the ecosystem.

In 2007, Brian K. Archer designed, funded and constructed the housing for Avian Ambassadors, Owliver, Eleanor and Kona.  The Archer Mews were just the beginning of outdoor housing for most of our FWH Ambassadors.

In 2008, a 100′ flight facility (100’x20’x15″) was added for the care of larger birds and to hold an unrestricted patient license.  This facility is made available to other rehab organizations in cooperative efforts to provide the best care possible to as many patients as possible.

In addition to providing quality animal care, FWH fields questions from the community regarding wildlife, provides educational programs for school groups and the public, and offers rewarding volunteer opportunities.  Our onsite, licensed and permitted rehabilitator is Amanda Aitken.    We work closely with BCSO Animal Control and Florida Fish and Wildlife as well as other wildlife rehabilitators and animal welfare groups in the state.

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