As of July 1, 2020, the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is no longer an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States.
The plans for the separation were announced in 2019, and we’ve spent the past nine months working together to ensure a smooth transition. The HSUS has provided significant transitional support to South Florida Wildlife Center to help it move forward into this new, independent phase of its work to support injured and orphaned wild animals.
Why are you separating?
In 2019, the HSUS conducted an extensive strategic planning process, reassessing its engagement in the operations of several care centers, including the South Florida Wildlife Center. In considering its core mission to fight for foundational change for animals everywhere, and the strategy and resources needed to pursue that mission, the HSUS opted to scale back some of its care center work. The HSUS and South Florida Wildlife Center opted to separate.
The Center has negotiated terms with the county that will allow it to stay in its current location for the next 5 years, and is continuing to explore where it might relocate after that. The HSUS also provided financial support to SFWC to help the Center move forward into this new, independent phase of its work, and the two organizations may continue to collaborate on other wildlife and animal protection initiatives in the future.
The HSUS is confident South Florida Wildlife Center will continue to provide the same high-quality care and rehabilitation it has been offering for 51 years and encourages residents to support those vital efforts.