5 Kittens Rescued After Being Dumped in Sealed Box on Hot Florida Day

On July 21, a 90-plus-degree day, the South Florida Wildlife Center got a shocking delivery: an unknown individual dumped a sealed styrofoam box containing five live kittens outside the facility.

Like you, we cannot comprehend how people could do such a thing to defenseless creatures

Every month, South Florida Wildlife Center treats animals deliberately injured by people who simply left them to suffer after inflicting the grievous wounds. Just this month, our rescue team brought in a young Egyptian goose who had been shot through the neck with an arrow.  

Baby Least Terns Displaced By Bad Weather Being Nursed Back To Health

SFWC is caring for two baby Least Terns after they were displaced by the bad weather over the weekend. The Least Tern is listed by the state as a threatened species.

American Bald Eagle on Road to Recovery

An American bald eagle, found unable to fly in Palm Beach, was taken to South Florida Wildlife Center for treatment. Upon evaluation, the veterinary team noted that the eagle had no obvious breaks.

Spring is probably the most-anticipated of seasons. It’s a time of regeneration and rebirth.

Your yard is likely home to dozens of animal families ranging from songbirds to squirrels to opossums – may- be even turtles, foxes or ospreys!

6 Foot Iguana Shot With Crossbow Rescued in Florida

A green iguana was brought to the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale yesterday with major injuries after being shot multiple times with a crossbow.

A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

By Deborah Robbins Millman via Planet Experts, July 12, 2017 It is morning and most of the raccoons in The South Florida Wildlife Center nursery are still asleep in their hammocks. As animal caregiver Maria Vanegas begins preparing their bottles, a chittering sound, akin to the trilling of the “troublesome” tribbles from Star Trek, swells as they realize food is on … Continue reading A Second Chance for Orphaned Baby Raccoons

Summer 2017 Newsletter

SFWC “News from the Nest” IN THIS ISSUE: Creative Therapy for a Keystone Species| Armadillos–A Naturalized Neighbor | Five Ways You Can Be More Wildlife Conscious | A Limpkin Grows Up | Open Houses| The Peregrine Falcon Returns

Vets Use Electro-Acupuncture To Help Tortoise Recover From Injuries

(By Ted Scouten/CBSMiami) — Veterinarians are employing an unusual technique to help a slower-than-normal tortoise recover from an apparent confrontation with a car. See video here. Someone found the Gopher tortoise with a cracked shell, noticed its painful-looking walk and took it into the South Florida Wildlife Center for treatment. “She probably got hit by a car, maybe … Continue reading Vets Use Electro-Acupuncture To Help Tortoise Recover From Injuries

Helping Wildlife Orphans

Thousands of newborns and newly-hatched animals will need our help… This spring, I’m sure you will see wildlife in all of its glory. You may also see wildlife in need and be frustrated, especially when the lives of newborns and newly-hatched animals appear to be at risk. But South Florida Wildlife Center is here for … Continue reading Helping Wildlife Orphans