Kritter Inc Wildlife Sanctuary

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 18166 % Lisa M Mabry P C Beach FL 32417 USA

Mission: To rescue, raise, rehabilitate and release orphaned, injured and dis- placed wildlife and provide a sanctuary for non-releasable animals. Provide educational events throughout the local community. Teach the importance of habitat restoration and planting of native plants utilizing our greenhouse and butterfly gardens.
Results: We are the largest sanctuary in Bay county. We provided the care and support for over 1100 species of wildlife in 2013. We conducted 25 educational events to local children and adults within the community. We encouraged 25 volunteers to give of their time, we witnessed 1 volunteer achieve her own status as a wildlife rehabilitator and 1 student volunteer enrolled in pre-veterinary classes at the local state college
Target demographics: injured and orphaned wildlife
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1100 species of wildlife, hosted 25 educational events, saw 1 volunteer achieve her own wildlife permit and 1 student volunteer enroll in pre-veterinary courses at the state college
Geographic areas served: Panama City/Panama City Beach
Programs: sanctuary, medical care, daily animal husbandry. We conduct educational events throughout the year. Encourage volunteers to join our cause.
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EIN 32-0236230
850-819-3354
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has been life changing for me, I have been a regular volunteer for going on 4 years now, I volunteer 2-3 days a week currently. I started out cleaning cages and learning the specific diets of local wildlife, I am now involved in medical work including physical exams, fluid injections, performing and observing surgeries, performing necropsies on various species, doing x-rays at a veterinary clinic, bandaging wounds, etc etc...The one on one hands on experience is really invaluable. I've gained experience with lots of wild animals that people rarely even see up close, including different species of owls, hawks, songbirds, mammals and reptiles! The volunteer work at this organization is very rewarding, the nurturing and releasing of animals back into the wild is nothing short of AMAZING. I cant say enough about Kritter Inc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change I'd make to kritter inc is to have warm water during cold months.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Lisa336 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

From a shy, awkward kid her volunteer time has truly transpired her into a determined, self-motivating take charge individual. She has grown tremendously through her volunteer time with Kritter, Inc. We depend on her more and more everyday and I am so proud of her accomplishments. Just a few hours a week will open your eyes to a world very few people can share - come out and join us today - as for the cold water, well, more fundraising events might just deliver a hot water tank - keep the donations coming - we are reaching out on-line for a larger impact to the work we do for saving wildlife -

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a regular volunteer with Kritter, Inc and have immensley enjoyed my experiences at the sanctuary. We've been able to work with a variety of native animals, and have a successful release rate. I was able to release a screech owl that had recovered from an eye injury, and I was hooked! Being able to release an animal that was previously so badly hurt is incredibly rewarding. Kritter, Inc does a wonderful service for Bay County and I plan to continue participating with such a needed center.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced personal fufillment in the raising, rehabilitation and release of native species. It is an amazing feeling to release an animal back into the wild that had been injured or orphaned.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think Kritter, Inc would benefit from more volunteers - although I understand its difficult to commit to another cause outside a full time job and family - the work Kritter does is special and would enrich anyone's life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I helped take care of the regular animals while the principal caretakers were involved with the oiled birds rescued from the BP oil spill, and I found the sanctuary to be well-organized, clean, and compassionale. Having someone who will take on this demanding role is a tremendous benefit to the people and the animals of a community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the animals that were rehabilitated, as well as the ones that died inspite of their efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of people who volunteer and donate. While I see no value in rehabilitating exotics like starlings and pigeons, I don't want to be the person who kills them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer I see first hand the time, dedication and passion our Director Lisa Mabry pours into this nonprofit sanctuary. She performs the necessary tasks and treatments with a calm, deliberate and organized demeanor. She is incredibly organized, as observed when viewing the grounds or when referring to administrative duties performed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Rewards come in the form of releases of saved and rehabilitated animals. To know that we have given an animal a second chance in their journey through life is very satisfying.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring awareness to the public and encourage community participation

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am extremely proud to be associated with Kritter, Inc., in Panama
City Beach, Florida. The people in this organization are passionate
about caring for wildlife and are making a difference in our area. In
addition to caring for animals, they also educate the public about
the needs of wildlife.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, Volunteers from Kritter came to my house and rescued an owl that had flow through the sceen enclosure for our pool.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide additional funding to assist with their growth and goal of providing an on site facility to educate the public.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Helping me learn about wildlife.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Good

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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