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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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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8 hours ago

WILD Florida Rescue

Many pelican struggles this time of year. Rachel the Park Ranger, kept an eye on this pelican while Chazz got out onto to the jetty to retrieve him. It was said that he had been there sick for two days and was transported straight to care. 🙏🏽 Thank you Rachel for caring about this guy ❤️ ...

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One of the most upsetting situations yet. This white pelican is out there without the bottom half of his beak ( completely broken) and his pouch completely torn up and what appeared to be a fish carcass in his throat. Our rescue team went out to rescue but incredibly he can still get some flight and was smart enough to navigate the water for easy escape. If we can get him on land we can net or net gun him if necessary but he NEEDS to be captured and unfortunately taken to get euthanized immediately (yes he will be taken and assesed by a Veterinarian first, we do not decide or do the euthanasia). He is suffering. I cant imagine the pain and stress he is in 💔 😪 if you spot this bird (in Viera) please leave a message via the hotline 321 831 7881 " I have seen the white pelican at this location". Currently we know his location (won't share for his safety) but our tactical rescue team aim to capture him within the next 3 days 🙏🏽. We don't know what has happened but we are pretty sure it is a human impact situation. 🤬😪💔💙 ...

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And Cathy....Thank you Cathy for reaching out and trying to help us with fundraising, it's appreciated! So many moving parts and people to make things happen, thankful to ALL!!! ...

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This is Ham. He called about this Pelican that had 4 fish hooks embedded. 2 in the bill, and 2 in the feet, with fishing line bound tightly around its leg.

He didn't want the pelican to go unrescued as Kevin was 45 minutes away. Ham jumped in his kayak and paddled out to get him. Then he brought him to shore and sat with him on his lap until Kevin arrived for transport.

It's the community, people like Ham who aren't recognized as a rescuer but who certainly are. Each and every person who calls for help on behalf of these wild animals is part of the steps of rescue and the star of life, 1. Early Detection 2. Early Reporting and in this case jumping into a kayak to save this pelican! Thank you Ham!! 💜🤝
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Sad morning 😪 Dr. Donna Craig recieved a call from someone who saw a deer that was hit by a car and was been able to get it into a safe transport. Dr. Craig got him straight into Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital where Gemma and Dr. Brickett sedated the animal and did x-rays. Sadly the deer had multiple fractures and had to be euthanized 💔, thank you Dr. Brickett for doing the kindest but toughest thing to do. We are so thankful that the animal was rescued and put down humanely without days of suffering. We can't express how incredible it is that these Veterinarians stop what they are doing to care for these wild animals. Often it takes a lot of time and money to provide this care. They do this compassionately and without an owner to pay for their services. On behalf of all wildlife and Wild Florida Rescue we appreciate you 🙏🏽 ❤️ 💙🐾🫂 ...

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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.