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Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc

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Causes: Animals, Wildlife Sanctuaries

Mission: Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc is an Animal Wildlife Rescue helping Dogs, Cats and other Wildlife since 1992. Brenda started out with Cats rescuing and caring and fixing so many that we out grew our home in the City with so many cats and dogs. We then moved out to Odessa ,Fl and acquired property to expand our efforts into helping animals. Since we have no children, our animals are our children and treated and spoiled just so. With the property we have been able to take in wildlife animals of all kinds that no longer others can take care for and desperately need wonderful forever homes. We have 5 acres dedicated to the well being, security, love and daily hands on care of our animals. As of December 31, 2016 we have over 200 mouths to feed and are doing this ourselves and glad to do it. As we take more animals in our monthly budget increases for Feeding, Building Habitats, Vet Bills and much more. We had to form a 501C Non Profit in 2015 to help us raise donations and funds to help keep this Sanctuary a wonderful place for these animals to live out their lives. We will be learning, educating and sharing our experiences along the way. We hold private tours and give Free Tours to those unable and underprivileged to bare the expenses of going to a public Zoo. Please follow us in our efforts and journey to help better the lives of our animals. We would love to help other Charitable non profits by using our Sanctuary for a wonderful Event Venue. We will help promote your Charity along with ours and work out a percentage as we raise funds and sell tickets for your Fundraiser. We have a perfect facility to give your supporters an awesome place and plenty of room for people ad parking, Thank You for following and supporting us, Your Founders, Brenda and Andy Kline PLEASE REMEMBER: Animals are not like most kids you raise and turn out as most can support themselves. Animals need homes for life. Do not get any animals you can not see yourself taking care of till the end of their life. This is a HUGE commitment and one your animals depend on you to have and NOT break their hearts one day you need to get rid of them.

Programs: Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. has devoted its energy to passionately bettering the lives of animals that can no longer be cared for by others, to provide the Best Forever Homes we can. We are a Animal Wildlife Rescue helping Dogs, Cats and other Wildlife since 1992. We started out with Dogs and Cats and outgrew our home in the City. Moved out to Odessa acquired property to expand our efforts into helping animals. Since we have no children our animals our our children and treated and spoiled just so. With the property we have been able to take in wildlife animals of all kinds that no longer others can take care of and desperately need a wonderful forever home. We have 5 acres dedicated to the well being, security, love and daily hands on care of our animals. As of Dec, 2016 we have 250+ Animals to feed and are doing this ourselves and glad to do it. As we take more animals in and our annual budget for feeding, vets etc increases we have become a 501C3 Non Profit to help us raise donations for keeping this sanctuary of wonderful place for these animals to live out their lives. We will be learning, educating and sharing our experiences along the way., We will hold private tours in the future and give Free Tours to those unable and underprivileged to bare the expenses of going to a public Zoo,. Please follow us in our efforts and journey to help better the lives of our animals.

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Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing Non for Profit- they rescued a friends group of peacocks. They are living their life out on a beautiful rescue. Thank you for what you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Andy and Brenda have built an incredible refuge for animals big and small, unwanted and discarded by reckless owners or in need of a new home for other reasons. OWRS provides them with a new forever residence where they will be well fed, cared for and loved. I visited the various habitats with some friends from France in April 2019 and was, once again, astounded how beautiful the various living spaces are, how sweet, docile and affectionate the rescued occupants are and how serene the sprawling property is. Please support OWRS in their efforts to make the world a better place for all those poor, unwanted, abandoned and rejected pets.

Donor

Rating: 5

The love and dedication to the welfare of the most precious, vulnerable beings in our society that OWRS provides is amazing.
Thank you to them for sharing such a blessing with these animals who deserve so much.

Nina23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Odessa wildlife rescue & Sanctuary is an amazing place for all animals! The animals are so happy and content and get so much loving, caring and kindness from Andy Kline. Here the animals can live out their lives peacefully and in a safe place where they are not exploited or used for profit in any way. All donations go directly to the care and feeding of the animals. And he's always looking for ways to improve their home and continues to make improvements as needed!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Andy Kline has a respect & love for his rescues like no other. Odessa Wildlife Rescue & Sanctuary is in impeccable condition. The animals are well taken care of, the property pristine. I recall when Hurricane Irma was heading to Tampa, Andy took such precautions to protect his rescues...making them his responsibility with additional help on standby. His biggest worry was for his animals. As we all prepared to protect our own home, he protected all the individual habitats to ensure the safety of his rescues. Please take the time to take a private tour and help support the non-for-profit animal rescue. All proceeds/donations go to the animals. Should you need to find you cannot keep your animal, Andy will do best to help...making a donation to help feed his animals is appropriate and appreciated. Odessa Wildlife Rescue is 5 acres of shaded land, it's as gorgeous as a park, I've been there and was in awe with animals roaming around and his concept in his feeding & educational tours. Please take the time to go, a tour has a designated donation, you will be comfortable and pleasantly surprised by this wonderful "forever home" for all animals. Some petting permitted:}}} Gabrielle Luig

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Watched Odessa Wildlife grow over the last several years, as the need for wildlife rescue has grown. The animals have nice living quarters and always clean. Room to play and roam. The owner is hands on acting and loving for the animals. Takes alot of help and food to keep this beautiful oasis going.

1 Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

Andy is an amazing caring person who does so much for these animals. OWRS is a beautiful home not only for these animals but a beautiful place to visit for the whole family. He makes this world a better place!

1 Crystal L.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great place amazing set up and the enclosures are top notch. All the animals are healthy and happy and were a total joy to visit.

2 Susan F S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love what they do at OWRs to rescue and rehabilitate all sorts of God's creatures. When I can, I try to help by donating supplies and cash to help fund the wonderful work they do, Every little helps them continue. Thank you for all your hard work!

2 JoAnn G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Andy about a year ago after he was kind enough to take in an orphan baby bunny that I found on my property. Being an animal lover myself, it was hard to part with the adorable bunny but once I handed her to Andy, I knew she was in the right hands, and at her forever home at OWRS.

From the moment I drove up to the property I was amazed at the beautiful clean grounds & healthy looking animals. I look forward to touring the grounds someday and meeting all the “family”.

Andy is such kind hearted person and cool guy. He will drop anything to give advise, rescue, rehab, and give a forever home to an animal. He extents himself in so many ways (to name a few that I know of), such as attending charitable events, sharing his knowledge on social media, posting inspiring quotes, or animal videos or pictures to make ones day.

I highly value his opinion, and really appreciate what he does. Please visit his website and make a donation.

You can even see for yourself by his social media account, or website how well these animals are taken care of.

Thanks Andy for all you do :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Andy Kline is one of most compassionate people I’ve ever met. He goes out of his way to provide care for injured and orphaned creatures. You name it...he’s probably saved it! He provides beautiful natural habitats for those that are not releaseable and remain in his care.

2 Marla S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Andy has been so kind to rescue an orphaned Raccoon and a very young Opossum from me. :) I was not able to have them and he picked them up and has taken the best care of them at his Wildlife Sanctuary. :) I am very grateful for all the wonderful treatment and homes he is able to provide for these creatures. :) Thank you Andy. :)

2 Melissa C.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our cat from Odessa Wildlife rescue. When we went to pick her out, we were amazed at all of the animals that reside there. The grounds are beautiful and the habitats for the animals are wonderful. Odessa wildlife rescue and sanctuary and the workers deserve all the recognition in the world!

2 Tina Michele N.

Donor

Rating: 5

A place where the animals come first and our loved and spoiled. All donations go directly to animal feeding and care. You can't go wrong supporting this charity.

2 Dusty S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I LOVE OWRS! They are providing amazing homes and care for so many animals in need. It really is a special place in our community.

2 Canice Bunny G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An oasis of animal heaven run by amazing humans! Go & support their efforts to rescue all the furries! And the not furries too :D

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Donor

Rating: 5

Odessa Wildlife Rescue is a wonderful sanctuary for rescue wildlife. The facility and staff are top notch. The tours are very educational as well as fun!

2 Cindy Tyler F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people do fantastic things for all the animals. Birds, reptiles, mammals... it doesn’t matter. They love and respect them all.

2 Sam P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great center. All of the animals are very well taken care of and are extremely happy at the sanctuary. It is very beautiful and well kept. Would recommend it to anyone.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Odessa Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary Inc. is by far the best facility that cares for animals that i have been to. They animals are all healthy and happy to be there, they are friendly and come up to you. The habitats were all clean and it looks like OWRS really tries their best to keep the animals happy. Their goats have a treehouse better than any kid i grew up with had. If you haven't been to OWRS, I highly recommend it. The tours are highly educational.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this place the animals are all so well cared for. I love reading all the stories and pictures they put up on the animal rescues. Great staff there to!!!!!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They help so many animals large and small. They are truly a blessing.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never been there but have made donations. I see on Facebook all the different animals they but seeing how well they take care of them is the reason for donating. What would happen to all these animals if Odessa Wildlife wasn't there to take care of them.

2 Regina N.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great place thanks for helping so many animals..........................................................................

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love that they take in all kinds of wildlife. You can see how loving and caring they are with the wildlife there, and even when they say they are too full...they still take in more. it's very hard to find a place that opens their doors and hearts like that. I hope they can continue to do this and people continue to help with donations...they are worth it!

1 Marilu Fields B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Extremely kind and gentle caring people working with animals. Loved my tour of their grounds to see and interact with all the different animals living there. A wonderful experience. These people are so giving! Glad the animals have them.
Marilu Baker, Seminole, FL

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I witnessed a car hitting a turtle and brought it to Odessa Wildlife Rescue and Sanctuary. It was after working hours but to my relief they waited for me and took it in. I can’t thank them enough for helping.

2 Lynn125

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I took my teenage daughter here last year! We had an awesome time. This rescue was very organized and clean. You could really tell that these rescued animals were treated as if they were their own pets. Very loved and cared for. The volunteers who gave you the tour were very knowledgeable on the species and what special care each one needed. They had shared with us the upcoming projects they were taking on in order to accommodate more animals. We had gone around Easter and had an opportunity to interact with a bunch of baby bunnies was our highlight. My daughter has a passion for all animals and was inspired to want to do this very same thing after she graduates college. This organization can always use cash donations, as well as your volunteer time, or food or supplies. Please help them continue the love and care for all the present and future animals that will have them for their forever home. We can't wait to visit again.