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.

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Adopt An Animal!

This is a virtual adoption only. With your support, you will help to ensure our animals receive the best care possible!

Your generous donation will be put toward food, bedding, vet check-ups, toys, and more!

Services

Capture

We aim to utilize the latest methods and toolsย 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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This red shoulder hawk was seen hanging around in a tree for a few days unable to really take flight. Very warm thank you to Dr Craig for taking a look at the injury on its wing. The bird didnโ€™t appear to have any fractures and went on to Audubon for further assessment ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿ™ ...

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THIS BIRD IS NOT GOING TO BREAK MY HEART!!! "Gail" beautiful and frantic resident of Viera called in about a sandhill crane with what appeared to be braided fishing line wrapped around both legs of the bird. These calls are one of the most difficult for WFR to hear. A strong flying bird with leg injuries or tied by fishing lines are not easy and the distressed residents of the community creates a tremendous amount of compassion fatigue for Wild Florida Rescuers, we do our very best and sometimes its not enough.๐Ÿ’™ This bird was comfortable in its surroundings and while "Zeus" (junior volunteer and son of Cofounder) gained its trust by calmly talking and making sounds to it the bird seemed at ease and walked right up to him. With sweat rolling down our brows we slowly closed in on the crane. (Video of the last few moments) I was just a net and 2 feet away from reaching the bird , with one more step I would have had her. Suddenly in the far distance a pair of sandhill cranes (according to the neigborhood are unrelated) started hollering accross the way to alert the lone crane who instantly got spooked. I made a choice to lunge at it but missed it. The other 2 cranes then flew in to make sure all was well and we lost sight of the one with the line as she flew away. We were is awee by the 2 protective cranes!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ #Giantmomentofailuregrief. We are torn up over this. We then looked for a long time to locate her. IF you see a younger looking crane with line around its foot PLEASE call our hotline 321 821 7881. There is still time for this bird. The line is currently loosely wrapped around 1 foot. PLEASE do not chase the crane, this can not only lead to capture myopathy but also will make the bird very leary of rescuers trying to capture it. Feel free to facebook message any sightings. Again , this bird is potentially an easy catch, cut line and release. Do not chase the bird, call in. !!!!!! Viera Blvd and Tavistock area. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ ...

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2 weeks ago

WILD Florida Rescue

And this sick anhinga got the help it needed ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿš‘ ...

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2 weeks ago

WILD Florida Rescue

Thanks Emma & Mark for teaming up so that this vulture could get to the help it needs and thanks to the homeowners who patiently watched and called in on the behalf of the bird. โค๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿš‘ ...

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3 weeks ago

WILD Florida Rescue

Good luck out there friend ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ ...

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Together, we can can protect the incrediblyย 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 WEBSITEย HERE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.