About Us

History of the Wildlife Center

The Wildlife Center of Florida was “born” on January 1, 2004.  It was the long-time joint dream of founders, Kevin Barton and Linda Schrader. It was officially incorporated in March and became a non-profit agency in July. WCV has all state and Federal permits to care for and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

The wildlife hospital, the heart of the center, is located on  5 acres of land in Venice, FL belonging to Linda Schrader. Several wildlife hutches, pre-existing animal barns, squirrel habitat, a songbird aviary, and a raccoon habitat round out the main facility. A pond serves as a water fowl rehabilitation area. The center’s secluded location is ideal for wildlife recuperation.


Contact Info:

The Wildlife Center Of Venice, Inc.  (501c3 Non-Profit)
3252 Border Road, Venice, FL 34292
(941) 484-9657   Daytime
(941) 416-4967   Emergency 

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  1. I just wanted to say thank you so much for sending someone out so quickly in response to my call earlier today to try and help an injured rabbit in my yard. tho we were not able to rescue the animal I appreciate the help in trying and that there is a place out there that exist like your center.
    Again, it’s greatly appreciated and thank you so much.

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At the Wildlife Center of Venice (501c3 Non-Profit), we are committed to the preservation, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife in our local community.  We service all of Sarasota and West Charlotte counties in the State of Florida. We work hard each day to uphold these values, but we need each and every one of you to help us in this noble cause.