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McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Protection of Endangered Species, Wildlife Preservation & Protection, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and permanent home to over two hundrend native or exotic animals. Some have been donated to us by wildlife officers, who confiscated these innocent creatures from previous owners because of neglect, abuse, or illegal possesion. Others were pets that owners could no longer care for and thought that McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary would provide the animals with a safe haven. Twenty four of the animals are large cats who consume one thousand pounds of meat each week.

Target demographics: native and exotic animals of all types.

Direct beneficiaries per year: hundreds of native animals in our rehabilitation program, in addition to the two hundred plus permanent residents of the sanctuary and over 8,000 students who attended an educational program.

Geographic areas served: South Florida

Programs: Native Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, Wildlife Educational Programs serving all of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, and guided tours of the sanctuary. Tours are open to the public by reservation only and can be booked by calling 561-790-2116.

Community Stories

79 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is the best! People who don’t approve of zoos, this is not a zoo, it is something else entirely.

Denise Creason B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is AWESOME! Ashley gave a great tour...this place is beautiful and so clean....a lot of care and love go for all the animals here...everyone is very friendly!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome place,thank you Alsey for the tour guide you were great.

Gillian W.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Best place ever hands down Mark and his wife and that are fantastic the place is beautiful it's a must-see.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough great things about McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary. I stumbled upon them while looking for a place to surprise my husband for his birthday...he Loves Big Cats! We have now traveled twice from California to West Palm Beach Florida over the past year and a half, it is that amazing. The genuine care & love Aneth & Mark show for all their animals shines through in the well kept facilities, the feeling of comfort seen with the animals while touring. They take great pride in all they do. But to me one of the most important things they do is educate people about these animals. I learned so much from my visits there, and I always feel welcome to ask questions. This will be a place we go to for many years to come.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

always love going to McCarthys. Staff very informative and caring towards the animals. Love when the animals respond to the staff. I learn something new with every visit.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visiting this fabulous sanctuary was one of the highlights of my life! Definitely one of the best animal experiences available in Florida! The animals are well cared for and happy! Go see for yourself!

Sue C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been going to McCarthy’s since 2011. I have romped with 8 different animals. The place is very clean and the animals are very well kept. I always do the tour with my romps. It’s great to see how much they all grown year to year!

Bex K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I absolutely love this place and their love for their animals!

Carol R.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is amazing!! Very clean. They must rake leaves and pine tree areas every hour! Awesome. I wish they were closer to New York!! I would visit once a month. There was one "cat" under 40 lbs so we got to hold it and play with it. They have lots of animals and snakes but I wanted to spend all my time with lions and tigers. The animals are lucky to get such good care. We were so thrilled to have this opportunity play with baby tiger! I have held huge snakes in Thailand and a baby lion in Mexico. McCathys is the best! Anneth was outside in the front making sure that area was well raked when we arrived. Carol Remley
Penfield,New York

Client Served

Rating: 5

One of the best places I have ever been too. The animals appear happy. The staff could not have been nicer. Incredible organization that loves and cares for their animals of all species!! Can’t say enough!!

Maureen C.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best place to take your children to learn about wildlife! They are very knowledgeable, the sanctuary is very clean and we’ll maintained. I also seem to get sad when I go to a zoo! Mccarthy’s Is nothing like a zoo, you can tell the animals are well taken care of loved and happy.... I recommend McCarthy’s 100% especially if you ever went to the zoo and got sad for the animals. You won’t get that feeling at McCarthy’s!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i have been to McCarthy’s several times and it is always a great experience. The property is impeccably kept and the animals are all happy and relaxed. The guides are knowledgeable and you can see the mutual adoration between them and the animals. You will not regret supporting this sanctuary. It is truly one of the best experiences you can have.

Linda J.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a fan of McCarthy’s since 2011. I fell in love with the place right away. So clean and such content and well cared for animals. Stress free living in a beautiful S FL environment. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and clearly have a close relationship with the animals. You will love the close up experienceceith the animals as well as the intimate size of each tour group. Don’t miss this wonderful place.

Sean B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a frequent visitor of McCarthy’s I highly recommend this sanctuary for all who visit the Palm Beaches. The animals are well cared for and the accommodations are excellent for animals that are in need of a refuge.

Suzy H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was so happy when I found this hidden gem of a sanctuary. I love the place and the family that lives there. They are doing an amazing job. I especially love the encounter opportunities..which I call once in a life time experience each time I get to go. I hope they keep up the great job with all the animals and learning experience for guest on the different type animals and some of there endangered status. It's sad the rest our world is depleting the species.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Exceptional! An incredible experience and highly recommended. Well worth the cost and time. Reserve early! Best of the best in south Florida!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We took our son and two grandchildren (ages 10 and 14) for a tour of the sanctuary. Our guide was wonderful! He regaled us with stories about the individual animals and the species that we were viewing. We were delighted to see the animals responding to the attention of their keepers. The enclosures were clean and there were appropriate stimulation devices for the animals. The serpentarium was second to none!! I highly recommend this tour! I am pleased to have been able to support this excellent non-profit Sanctuary in their mission to help injured and abandoned animals.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sharing is caring! McCarthy wildlife does both!! It is obvious that they love cherish, rehabilitate,care and protect their beautiful animals! The work and dedication of Mr McCarthy and staff is more than amazing. We are lucky that they share these majestic creatures with the public. The up close and personal tours are the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

On our trip to West Palms Florida we had the pleasure of going to McCarthys Wildlife Sanctuary to see some amazing animals up close! If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend going! Our tour guide was amazing! She gave us info on all the animals we saw like what they eat in a typical week (A LOT), what their personalities are like and how these animals found their way to them. She made sure to wake up the big cats and make them play so we could see them in action! All the animals were within a couple feet. Truly an unforgettable experience!