In the heart of Fort Lauderdale, where the South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) stands as a
beacon of hope for injured and orphaned wildlife, a significant transformation is underway.
Thanks to the generous efforts of the nonprofit organization Rescue Rebuild, our beloved center
is undergoing a major makeover, symbolizing a renewed commitment to the well-being of the
diverse species that call SFWC home.
A Major Facelift for SFWC
The South Florida Wildlife Center, a sanctuary for hawks, tortoises, pelicans, and a myriad
other wildlife, is experiencing a remarkable facelift. This transformative project, led by the
community-driven program Rescue Rebuild, is a testament to the power of collective goodwill
and the commitment to creating a nurturing environment for our animal residents.
The ambitious project encompasses a range of essential improvements, including enhanced dig
protections, the creation of native landscapes, and the installation of large sand mounds tailored
for Florida’s native gopher tortoise. These enhancements not only contribute to the overall well-
being of the wildlife but also create an environment that mirrors their natural habitats, fostering a
sense of comfort and security.
Rescue Rebuild’s Community-Driven Impact
Rescue Rebuild, a nonprofit program under the umbrella of Greater Good Charities, epitomizes
the spirit of community-driven initiatives. Their dedication to uplifting spaces that care for
animals in need aligns seamlessly with our mission at SFWC. This partnership reflects a shared
commitment to creating a harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife, recognizing
the interconnectedness of all species within our ecosystem.
Renovations in Response to Nature’s Challenge
The need for these renovations became apparent after Edgewater’s historic flooding last April.
The enclosures, once sturdy and reliable, fell into disrepair due to the unprecedented natural
event. The flooding posed challenges not only to the physical structures but also to the well-
being of the animals residing within them.
A Vision for the Future
As we look forward to the completion of these renovations by November 16, we envision a
South Florida Wildlife Center that not only meets but exceeds the highest standards of care for
our wildlife residents. The transformed center will serve as a testament to the resilience of both
the local community and the incredible species we are dedicated to protecting.
About the South Florida Wildlife Center
The South Florida Wildlife Center, a nonprofit organization, is committed to rescuing,
rehabilitating, and releasing injured and orphaned wildlife. With your support, we can continue to
provide a safe haven for these remarkable creatures. The ongoing renovations, made possible
by the collaboration with Rescue Rebuild, are a significant step toward ensuring that our center
remains a beacon of hope and healing for South Florida’s diverse wildlife. Join us in our mission
to protect and preserve the natural beauty that surrounds us.