Otter News

Not long ago we at Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife received a transfer from Rick’s Raptor Rescue in Riverview. He had received a baby North American river otter from one of our cooperating veterinarian partners, Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital of Brandon. We frequently work cooperatively with Rick on cases involving raptors and…

Owl Family Loses Home in Storm

Earlier this year we had a week of really terrible weather in the Bay area. Numerous stories were featured on the news about people whose homes were damaged in the high winds and harsh storms. One story that did not make headlines was about an Eastern Screech Owl family that lost their home in one…

You Otter Fall in Love With This Baby

Friday night we received a call from friend and fellow permitted rehabber Rick Foley with Rick’s Raptor Rescue in Riverview. He had picked up a baby otter that had been crying on the side of a busy street. While Rick does carry both a state and federal permit and legally could provide care for the…

Federally permitted rehabber, Kris, and one of her volunteers, Will, preparing for the release.

Barn Owl Release

A few months back our sister organization, Nature’s World Wildlife Rescue, in Homosassa, Florida took in a pair of barn owls. This actually presented a great opportunity to help conserve this uncommon species of owl. It was decided that the best thing would be for them to be transferred to a facility with experience in…

Time Flies And So Do Our Squirrels

We have been rather busy since our last blog post! We have seen roughly over a hundred patients over the last two months. Here are just some of the highlights. We have rescued and raised 13 flying squirrels. These guys were lucky enough to get to break in a new multistory condo where they can…