South Florida Wildlife Center Receives Grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to Rescue, Treat, and Rehabilitate Wildlife
- Apr 9, 2021
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. The support will be used to rescue, treat, and rehabilitate up to 2,000 sick, injured, and orphaned animals per year. The project will also launch a new wildlife foster program (HomeCare Heroes) to educate and engage residents to care for infant wildlife until they are old enough to move into a customized outdoor habitat at the center to develop the skills to aid the transition into their natural environment once released back into the wild.
The Center cares for over 250 species and during the busy months of April through October, thousands of animals are brought in by the local community, and species like Gray Squirrels, Virginia Opossums, and Northern Mockingbirds arrive too young and in too much need of assistance still, so HomeCare Heroes are trained on the feeding and husbandry and are signed up to foster several litters over these busy months to help the Center save even more lives. The Funds provided will help cover specialized equipment and supplies and other essentials for successful reintroduction into the wild.