Working with animals almost 40 years in one way or another, not many of us get to live our life long dream and become a Zoologist from the University of Florida and get launched into a career at all professional levels ranging from over 350 different species of animals. Beginning in Zoo education and ending up a senior keeper in the Animal Nursery at a career at Busch Gardens Florida. I have worked with almost anything animal you can think of including Marine Mammals that was my specialty out of college.
But life changes and a high risk pregnancy changed my life path when a little 4lb baby came four weeks early…my daughter Rachel. So I walked away for twelve years to raise my two girls and be a full time mother. Then there was an opportunity to once again work with animals by becoming a rescue and rehab specialist with Florida Fish and Game and so the rehabilitation began.
The need I have learned is great and I have constantly been busy with so many incredible success stories. Devoting a large amount of hours to such an incredible cause has literally changed my life and my children for the best as they receive a first hand experience to not only watching their mother do what she was born to do but watch the wonders of nature up close and personal.
Many of the animals I have dealt with has been accidents due to domestic pet attacks, problems with highways or car, mothers orphaning their babies, poisoning and the list goes on. Working with a several vets that also do it Pro Bono, I am pleased to put in the time, effort and yes money it takes to get an animal back to freedom of nature. So many have contributed over the last year to help, for in my eyes everyone of them is God’s creatures and deserves a chance.
That being said I work also for the Fish and Game completely free, as a non-profit, each animal raised with love, compassion and skill that I have acquired over the years. Thank you for considering a donation and the time you took to check out my site!