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South Florida Wildlife Center Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Protecting Wildlife through Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Education

Results: Since 1969, providing exemplary care to injured, orphaned and imperiled wildlife representing more than 350 species. South Florida Wildlife Center, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, is one of the nation’s highest-volume wildlife trauma hospitals. A national leader and teaching facility in wildlife veterinary medicine and rehabilitation, SFWC provides emergency rescue, veterinary treatment, and expert rehabilitative care to more than 350 wild species. Founded in October 1969, the Fort Lauderdale-based facility helps more than 12,000 injured, orphaned, or imperiled animals annually, responds to wildlife conflicts, and collaborates locally and nationally on issues impacting human, environmental and animal health. Visit southfloridawildlifecenter.org, find us on Facebook or call (954) 524-4302.

Target demographics: injured, orphaned and imperiled wildlife

Direct beneficiaries per year: about 11,000 wild animals

Geographic areas served: Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties

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Rating: 5

I visit this center and take injured, orphaned, abused wildlife in every chance I get. I have also attended educational lectures there. It is an amazing place with an incredibly dedicated staff of workers and volunteers. They are able to give any animal the very best of care and attention and time to heal. They then release back to nature (where animal was found) In January I was able to go to the release of a hawk I had rescued before thanksgiving - it was amazing to see another hawk fly over within minutes - to greet his returned friend ! Love this place