Brevard County WILDLIFE EMERGENCY: 321-821-7881

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Our Mission

To provide a safe and compassionate emergency first response service for wildlife in need of urgent medical attention.

Due to the ever-increasing population and urbanization in the state of Florida, conflicts between people and wildlife are both inevitable and commonplace. Those conflicts; often resulting in life or death situations for the affected wildlife, require a rapid response by trained wildlife professionals. After recognizing the constant and increasing need for wildlife transportation and rescue, Heather Pepe Dillon and Matthew Buice Co-Founded WILD Florida Rescue, registered as a 501(c)(3) Non Profit Corporation.

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We Need Your Help!

WFR operates on the generosity of our community.

Please consider supporting our Go Fund Me drive to purchase a newer ambulance.

We normally run with two ambulances; however, Ambulance 1 has been driven into the ground, reaching excessive mileage running all over Brevard County and surrounding area rescuing injured wildlife. Our mechanics have advised it is no longer cost effective to keep it safely on the road. This leaves us with Ambulance 2 which is accumulating mileage at a fast rate.

Any and all amounts will help reach our goal.

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We greatly appreciate donations
of any size.

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You are helping WFR rescue wildlife in need of an emergency rescue and provide first aid and care while transporting to veterinarians and rehabilitators

Services

Capture

We aim to utilize the latest methods and tools necessary to minimize stress and reduce the chances of further injury during animal rescues.

Transport

Our company is founded on the idea that a rapid pick-up and drop-off offers the greatest chance of survival for the sick and wounded.

Our 24 hour service means no animal is left to suffer.

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EAGLE UPDATE: Thank you everyone who has donated towards saving the eagle. We wanted to update that he is in a deadly situation. His wound tissue is worse every hour. He has Veterinary specialist in his corner. There is a possibility that this is all caused by a brown recluse spider (I'm not a vet so I can fill you in as we hear more) but with his condition deteriorating we have the Vets as well as Dale Craig of Outback Rehab currently speaking with the Fish and Wildlife State Coordinators to figure out what can be done. We are praying but we are in fear of losing another American Bald Eagle. Talking with some eagle folks we believe that he is one of a mating pair in melbourne. There does not appear to be any young in the nest 💙 ...

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Joe and Kim Underwood saw a pelican hanging from a tree on the spoil islands. It was hanging over the water by fishing line wrapped around its wing and was being tossed around by the wind like a rag doll 😔. Distraught Joe took off his pants and jumped into the cold water and cut down the bird. They called our hotline for help. Joe left his wife behind on the island because they have dogs and they didn't want to terrify the bird. He then boated the bird back to the boat ramp to meet us. I asked for a photo to spotlight his rescue, he said with an incredibly sad voice " I don't feel much like a hero". The pelicans wing was badly broken 😢 . Joe helped me remove the rest of the line and debri and I explained that he is no longer hanging or being battered by the wind and that Joe IS the pelicans hero ( and ours). 💜 ...

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EAGLE UPDATE: The Adult Bald Eagle has a ruptured abscess on his wing. Extensive wound care is needed for several weeks. Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians & Staff are working along side a Wildlife Veterinary Specialist at the University of Georgia as well as Outback Rehab as well as the state coordinator. He is now eating very well and thank goodness!! Attitude is great ( which is pissy) as he is on all the best medications and treatments. Needs to eat about a pound of food a day to maintain weight, so he will need a lot of rats n such 🤮! He will also need a ton of fish, if anyone out there is netting bait fish and would like to support some of his needs PLEASE contact us @ 321 821 7881. Also, he costs A LOT and we hardy ever really make that statement so you know it's A LOT!! He needs frequent radiographic images done, extensive tests done, medications AND food. We are all trying to save this eagle especially after all those that was lost to bird flu ( his test hasn't come back yet but most likely negative). We are not going to give up on him, the Veterinarians and Rehabbers are not going to give up on him. We don't usually do this BUT if you are interested in supporting his care directly PLEASE use pay pal and state " straight to the eagle" His name is "Freedom " and we pray he will be free again 🙏🏽 🇺🇸 you can also mail donations to mailing address:

Wild Florida Rescue
1270 N Wickham Road
Suite 16 # 218
Melbourne, FL 32935

Mostly, please send him prayers 🙏🏽 ❤️ 💙 #straighttofreedom

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This American bald eagle was rescued by Alice, Debbie and Jerry after a call came in about it not looking right. He was not able to fly with strength and looked "depressed". He was taken to Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital where he is receiving extensive testing and care while in quarantine. We also are waiting on a bird flu test and praying not that. He is doing a bit better after getting fluids though he doesn't really look very happy about it, the better he feels the more pissy he gets 😬. In all fairness I do the same in the ER " Doctor, please help , I'm sick" after fluids, "Doctor, I'm feeling better and you need to let me out now"! We are praying he gets better quickly, we are fortunate that he is in good care 💜 🙏🏽 ...

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Together, we can can protect the incredibly diverse wildlife that calls Florida home.


 

WILD Florida Rescue mailing address

1270 N. Wickham Road
Suite 16#218

Melbourne, Florida, 32935-8301

Please Note: We do not receive animal drop-offs at this address.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR WILD Florida Rescue Corp., A FLORIDA NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NUMBER: CH52014), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE HERE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.