Tampa Bay Wildlife Rescue

Tampa Bay Wildlife Rescue

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Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife is a completely volunteer run non-profit organization that is state and federally permitted to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. We work with all native Florida wildlife including birds, mammals, tortoises, and turtles. We receive no funding from any governmental agency and are strictly funded by donors and fundraising. We attend several community events in which we are able to educate the public about how to prevent many of the reasons we receive calls and in order to inspire them to reconnect with the animals living in their own backyards.

Mission:
Protect and conserve native Florida wildlife while inspiring others to care and appreciate it.

Vision:
Reduce human impact on Florida’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and teamwork.

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42 thoughts on “Tampa Bay Wildlife Rescue

  1. Good people here! .
    Recently found a female hawk hit by a car on Tampa rd. It was trying to get at a squirrel that was in the road. She was injured but her head was up as cars flew by her. I couldn’t let the inevitable happen to her. I picked her up with a towel I had in the car and got her to Dr Murphey in Palm Harbor, . Between him and the beautiful loving crew at the sanctuary they patched her up in no time and released her back to life in a close safe spot to where she was hit..
    One more beautiful bird of prey to go back to her family, and to continue to amaze us with her natural power and grace.
    Good people, help with donations if you can!!!
    And PLEASE, do all in your power to protect all if our Florida wildlife

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    • Thank you for your kind words! She was an amazing large female and she turned around for me with medications, fluids and care! Four days and a double check by the vets at Busch Gardens and back to freedom!
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      • Her mate is perch a top the power line structure, calling for her, as I write. I have enjoyed them for months and am sadden to see him all alone. My hope is that she is brought back to reunite with her mate! Thank you for all you do.

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      • For all of you who have waited patiently We are releasing the male Bald Eagle tomorrow morning at ::
        Lake Chautauqua Park
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        Nature preserve in Clearwater, Florida

        Address: Landmark Dr, Clearwater, FL 33759
        Hours: Open today · 7AM–7PM

        10:30am with City of Clearwater, Busch/SeaWorld Conservation Fund and ourselves! He is doing spectacular!

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    your article on AOL? I need an expert in this area to unravel my problem.
    Maybe that iis you! Lookiung forward tto seee you.

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  3. Hi, my name is Holly im 27 and I just bought a new car. I’m able to volunteer. Here’s my number 813 614 1202. Text first if in morning please. Thank you!
    Holly

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    • Maggie thank you for your interest. We are going to be having a volunteer interest meeting on June 6th at 6:30pm at the Upper Tampa Bay Library. There you can learn all about our opportunities and fill out the form needed to get started.

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      • hi i am also interested in volunteering but i am not able to make the meeting, what should i do then?

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  4. Just found two baby woodpeckers after a storm & after trying several places with no working number I got a call back from Carl at wild birds unlimited & he gave me Kriss’s number. They got to me right away & with her & Kims help my kids are doing good & when the time comes they came release them back here! We got attached!! They are the best!!

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  5. Kris and Kathy…thank you so much for helping me last week with the sick/injured bird. I sincerely appreciate all that you do and am thankful there are people like you (and me) who try to rescue animals in need. I would like to become a volunteer for your organization. I have a lot of people that contact me regarding animals in distress and have saved more than I can count. Please contact me and let me know how I can help. I was let go from my job after 10 years after my FMLA was exhausted, so I have no job but I do have time and passion for animals and can help in a variety of ways. Look forward to hearing from you!! Again thanks so much for your help and all that you do!!!

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      • Hey, My number is 727-417-6651

        From: Owls Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife To: monkey_mcintosh@yahoo.com Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 11:20 AM Subject: [New comment] Tampa Bay Wildlife Rescue #yiv8578498526 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8578498526 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8578498526 a.yiv8578498526primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8578498526 a.yiv8578498526primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8578498526 a.yiv8578498526primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8578498526 a.yiv8578498526primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8578498526 WordPress.com Kris commented: “Michelle..sorry it has taken so long..what is your number?” | |

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  6. I called about an injured Volture I found, the lady was very nice and responded promtly. She caught the bird and took him off. Thank you all for everything you do!

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  7. I found a fledgling Screech Owl this morning in the shoulder of US Highway 19 in Palm Harbor. I called a volunteer from The Narrows in Largo that I had met just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, she knew EXACTLY who I needed to contact, and provided me with Kris’ number! Kris contacted Diane (Dianne?), and Dianne then contacted me, letting me know she was on her way. She picked up the owl and delivered to Kris. I called back, and Kris filled me in on the little one’s status. Not so hot. YET. I have full faith that this little one will recover! Fingers crossed. So glad for this organization, and all the dedicated people! Thank you!

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    • Thank you Lindsey for you kind words! We fought bravely to save the little female juvenile Screech but he was already closed eye unresponsive when arrived. I tried all day and night but he never responded at all even to meds and fluids. He passed quietly over night! Thank you for being so attentive and allowing him to not die in a parking lot. Call us anytime!

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  8. Hello, my name is Lorena and yesterday I called in about the injured pelican on Fort Desoto Beach. Your volunteer and I got the weight off of the bird then she was bringing it for more medical attention. I was wondering how it is doing? I would also love to volunteer to help I’m located on the Pinellas Park area.

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  9. Kris…following up on our chat this morning. I want to thank you and especially Matthew for coming to the aid of my little fawn. Though he did not survive, you did all you could. Matthew was a very caring and helpful young man. He’s a keeper. Thanks again!

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  10. Hi my name is Dawn. I have been rehabbing wildlife for almost 17 years now. I specialize in squirrels and raccoons. I would love to help with the babies when needed. My phone number is (386)295-1912 I am located in Longwood (Seminole County).

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    • Dawn please fill out our volunteer application under “How to Help” and someone from our team will give you a call.

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  11. My son lives in Tampa and knows about my love of owls. ( he sent me your info. so that I could get in touch with you ) I live in Las Vegas, Summerlin, Nv. and would like to know if there is one out here!

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    • You would have to call your state Fish and Game Commission and see if there is a Federal rehabber out near you! We all name our organizations whatever we want, so it may be called something different! You are welcome to follow this page and our Facebook page for all our stories!

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  12. What an outstanding job today at Philippe Park getting the owl back to the nest. The tree climber did a great job and it was a thrill to see. Thank you all….Hope to see some pictures…..

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  13. Thank you for your response today regarding the seven baby possums I found clinging to their dead momma in my front yard this morning. It took me four phone calls to get your number. Your recorded message was very helpful as well as being able to text info to you. I am going to ‘like’ your FB page and post your info on my page as well so other Hillsborough County friends can learn about your wildlife sanctuary. Again, thank you for being there to help those helpless animals.

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  14. Kris,
    Thank you so much for sending someone to rescue the young Sand Hill crane with 2 broken wings in Hernando County. I am so happy organizations such as yours exist to rescue god’s beautiful and helpless creatures. I have posted your site on my Facebook page and some have expressed interest in donating. Best of luck in the future and thank you again.
    Jackie

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  15. Yesterday, I had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Chris from this organization. I had a momma duck lay 19 eggs in my front flower bed. I’ve been watching her for weeks tend to the eggs. On Friday afternoon, the eggs hatched. On Saturday morning, momma left with the babies .. however, she left one egg behind. When I went to examine the egg – there was a little hole in the egg and you could hear the duckling chirping away as he broke his way out of the egg and saw the daylight.

    I called the FL Fish & Wildlife # and they referred me to Chris. I shared with her that the duck was just born, Momma had left, what do I do with this duckling. She asked for pictures, I sent her pictures and she responded to me within minutes. I was amazed … she told me to leave the duckling and assured me Momma would be back. Sure enough, at 2200 hours last night, Momma returned. This morning, Momma left with ALL of the ducklings. Including the one whose birth I witnessed yesterday.

    Thank you SOO much for calling me back. Thank you SOO much for all that your organizations does for our wildlife.

    I cannot say enough wonderful things. Sending you a million Thank You’s!

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    • Thank you for the complements, lol I have been doing this awhile and I’m glad you took my advice! We are here for you anytime!

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  16. Matt definitely deserves a HUGE THANK YOU for his immediate action of coming to our home and removing a snake (and thankfully identifying that it was non-poisonous) from inside our home!

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    • Thanks you so much for your kind words concerning Matt! He is a great example of the hard work, dedication and compassion he has for Wildlife and Owls Nest! Glad he was there to help you!

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