After two years of treatment, this pelican was eager to return home.

On August 23, 2019, a young Brown Pelican was admitted to the hospital, emaciated, and with a hook injury to her right-wing. Sadly, these types of injuries are not uncommon at South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC). When birds and turtles get caught by fishing hooks, and the line is cut instead of being removed, or … Continue reading After two years of treatment, this pelican was eager to return home.

Spring 2021 Newsletter

South Florida’s Wild Side IN THIS ISSUE: Message from our Executive Director| Our journey through COVID-19 | Past and Upcoming Events | Quarter in Review | Become a HomeCare Hero | Volunteer Spotlight: George Hill | Thank you!

South Florida Wildlife Center Receives Grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to Rescue, Treat, and Rehabilitate Wildlife

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – (April 8, 2021) – South Florida Wildlife Center, which has been caring for wildlife in crisis since 1969, has received a $30,000 grant from the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, Helen Victoria Foote Fund, and David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund. … Continue reading South Florida Wildlife Center Receives Grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to Rescue, Treat, and Rehabilitate Wildlife

Coyote caught after being spotted in Hallandale Beach backyard

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers took the coyote to the South Florida Wildlife Center after Hallandale Beach Police officers held the animal until they arrived.

On Brink Of Relocation, South Florida Wildlife Center Gets New Lease On Life, Literally

Just as it was about to lose its lease and at the same time, lost its partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, Broward County renewed the lease and the center has remained open as an independent wildlife hospital.

Meet our new Executive Director: Alessandra Medri

We are delighted to introduce you to Alessandra Medri, the new Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC)! Alessandra has spent the past 25 years of her professional career as an environmental scientist and animal welfare professional in South Florida. She brings a decades-long commitment to wildlife protection and professional accomplishments in environmental … Continue reading Meet our new Executive Director: Alessandra Medri

Our response to COVID-19

As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to raise concerns, we wanted to assure you that South Florida Wildlife Center will continue to fulfill its commitment to sick and injured wildlife while dealing with reduced staffing and the critical need for social distancing. Our wildlife patients rely on us each day for medical care, food, … Continue reading Our response to COVID-19

Purple Gallinule survived after it was shot with a blow dart in Plantation

“That’s where the dart went in,” said Dr. Renata Schneider from the South Florida Wildlife Center as she pointed to a scabbed spot. “And where my thumb is right here is the bird’s spine, so this patient was very very lucky that the dart went just barely an inch beneath the spine,” she said.

Going to Bat: Conservationists raise orphaned bats to combat mosquito population

(WSVN) – Bats may have a bad rap, but don’t let their scary reputation fool you. Yellow bats are crucial to keeping South Florida’s mosquito population in check, but this year, there has been a surge in sick and orphaned bats.

Injured Turtle Recovering Well After Having Damaged Flipper Amputated

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An injured turtle is getting a second chance thanks to a local wildlife center.