I use to volunteer there and really enjoyed it! It was very rewarding along with informative! Great people that care about the animals that were former pets!! I usually go to the open houses now and donate via Facebook for my birthday!
Great people who care extremely well for the animals. Wonderful, personal tours with close encounters, yet absolutely safe. Lovely area as well. Worth a visit or donation.
The Wildlife Sanctuary in Spring Hill, Florida near Tampa. A wonderful place to visit.
Many animals rescued from terrible circumstances, kept by organizations or private owners.
Tigers, Leopards, Lemurs, Ostriches and other species now enjoy a fantastic carefree environment. They have the space to roam about, receive daily enrichment, and get the right food and attention from the owner and a group of volunteers. The volunteers come from different countries to learn from and to work with the animals.
When you visit the Sanctuary you receive a warm welcome. The owner or volunteers are happy to tell you all about the different species of animals, their names, where they came from and how they are cared for. You get a tour around the premises. They also have a small shop where you can buy lovely items. With every purchase, you help sponsor the Sanctuary.
I visited the Sanctuary myself (age 60). The set up is amazing and the people helping out are most friendly. Next year I go back to the Sanctuary again.
A day spent at the Sanctuary is a day worthwhile and rewarding for both the animals and yourself. Thank you to the owners and all the volunteers for doing such an amazing job!
Each year I have brought my class of preschool students to visit. They have always been welcoming and gave the children a brilliant tour of the beautiful animals. I appreciate it more than words can say!
Fantastic facility with all volunteers on staff. When we were there, the volunteers were from France. They care so well for the animals in their charge. Lemurs, large birds and, of course, big cats are among their residents. Sadly, there will always be a need for sanctuaries. Happily, these animals came to Wildlife Survival Sanctuary.
Even though I last visited them years back, I still think of them often! They are such a great sanctuary with wonderful animals and an even more wonderful staff. They answered all our questions, and really cared about my experience there! The animals looked happy and well cared for, and I tell all my friends about this amazing place
I run Brooksville Pumpkin Patch and was able to meet some of the employees this past October. They were very polite and had an amazing passion for their critters. We drive by the location from time to time (family lives back there). From the street is appears secure and clean. We will visit someday.
My family visited here in December. The staff went above and beyond to make us welcome. It is obvious they truly care about their animals. The lady took my phone and placed it in the cage with the tigers for a close up view. I did not have my checkbook that day to give a donation. But I'm mailing one now. They didn't ask or beg and that impressed me. Truly great place!
Our extended family went to WSS on the Saturday that we did Christmas. There were probably fifteen of us and every single one of us had a blast. Ages 6-60! The information staff gave us was so detailed, the interaction they had with the animals showed true care and concern. They were educated about each animal and shared that with us. Our favorite was when she took pics of the tigers for us.
Best interaction I had with domestic animals. Feeding the biggest cats in the world is just a thrill. Working in at the Sanctuary keeps you busy and after a good days work with all the other volunteers and an awesome owner. A cold one is waiting for you and enyoj a series on the T.V.
I have not visited WSS but have been collaborating with their personnel regarding lemur care. They are dedicated to doing the very best for their lemur residents. I can’t wait to visit!
This charity does amazing work with animals and I can say confidently that they make an impact on their volunteers and visitors. Volunteering at Wildlife Survival Sanctuary was an educational and exciting experience that will be cherished! The staff is amazing and they do phenomenal work with animals that need care, I could not be more impressed!
I became friends with a staff member and ended up doing some consulting (I'm a long time Zoo Manager). I'm very impressed with the dedication of the volunteers and staff here. First, this is a genuine sanctuary, some places call themselves a sanctuary, but they are really a business. Wildlife Survival Sanctuary is truly a forever home for unwanted exotic animals. They make a huge effort to employ the most current methods for humane and positive behavioral management. The staff and volunteers constantly strive to improve the welfare of the animals under their care and as such, the animals who are lucky enough to live with them get the best care possible! Really excellent place with really great people!
I was a volunteer in the summer a few years ago. It was better than anything I could have expected! The owners are very knowledgeable and caring for all of the animals. They are more than just rescued pets and a good story, they are family members and best friends to everyone who works there. I admire all reputable rescues, but the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary is a home for the animals and those who work there. It has been a few years but the owners still keep in touch with me. I look forward to going back to help one day when I am done with all of my crazy school and work!
Being from Europe, the owners of this big cat sanctuary welcomed me in warmly. They taught me to work safely with their beautiful cats and wildlife. And allowed me to work on projects building stuff. An awesome place I visit as much as I can!
This Sanctuary is the best I've ever worked for. I have been with them so far for 3 months. The level of compassion that goes into each individual animal is the most special thing in my opinion, about this place. Wildlife Survival is most definitely the only 100% non profit Sanctuary that I've laid my eyes upon. Every last penny that is donated or spent goes specifically to the animals; its to ensure and promote the healthiest life style they can have.
I visited the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary for the first time in 2008. I volunteered to help them and provide for the animals. They are doing a fantastic job and are dedicated to giving these rescued animals all the best. The amount of work and time they are willing to spend for these animals is incredible. Of course each animal would be better living in the wild but the wildlife survival sanctuary is the best option possible for them and is a paradise on earth for them.
I keep on visiting them each year as I can not be apart from them for a long period.
As a volunteer I stayed with this sanctuary for a month. It was an unique experience that will stay with me for many years to come.
The animals at the sanctuary are treated very respectfully and the owners really make their welfare their first priority.
For me it was a very unique experience and I am very happy that I could help in the way I did. The owners welcomed us in their home and really made us feel like being a part of the team.
An amazing place!
I'm an Italian 18 years old girl and I was a volunteer at Wildlife Survival Sanctuary for a month. It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I'll come back for sure!
When I first visited the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary, I knew I wanted to be more involved. They are unlike many of the other sanctuaries I had visited when it comes to the quality of care each and every animal receives every day. Their amazing group of volunteers does everything and anything to assure their animals are properly cared for, entertained and happy. This is a sanctuary where you can feel the love for every single living being that is there. From the pig, tortoises, and iguanas, to the emus and lemurs, the big cats and the feral cats. Everyone is so well taken care of on a personal level. It is so rewarding to spend time with these animals and the other people who care for them. There is nowhere I would rather be than the Wildlife Survival Sanctuary!
This is a fantastic unique non-profit. The reason why is that it is run entirely by volunteers. No money goes to pay for the personal bills of the owners and board members. Your money is really going 100% to the animals. There are not many of these types of charities left. This sanctuary is a gem and is one of the few true sanctuaries where they don't pick and choose what animal they are going to rescue and a lot of the animals there were older when they got the sanctuary, this is a place where it is all about the animals. In addition, the animals are housed in over-sized large animal habitats. The sanctuary does not breed or promote breeding of exotics in captivity. Instead it educates on the need for conservation of the animals in the wild.