A huge thank you goes out to all of WCV’s fabulous supporters. The Giving Challenge was a thorough success and exceeded our expectations. We are humbled by your generosity. Thanks to your donations, we will be able to keep doing what we do. If you missed the deadline, you can still make a donation, shop at our Amazon Wishlist or get some WCV swag at our Online Store by clicking here. We at The Wildlife Center of Venice and our Florida critters can’t thank you enough!!
Here is a fantastic video made by one of our volunteers, Garrett Kipp of the renesting of two juvenile barred owls whose nest was blown down in a storm. After only a few days (and a few free meals) at The Wildlife Center of Venice, they were given a clean bill of health and were ready to be sent back to their new, sturdier nest. Thanks to Mike and Tammy Kipp for another perfectly executed renest.
The Wildlife Center of Venice is offering a FREE Wildlife Rescue Training Class! This class will be offering volunteers the options to rescue wildlife, transport wildlife to the center, or volunteer at the center doing various tasks. The class will be held Saturday, April 21st 2018 at 4:00 PM and last approximately 90 minutes. The class will be conducted at The Wildlife Center of Venice at 925 North Jackson Road, Venice Florida 34292. Please call the center at (941) 484-9657 to sign up for this class or you may just let us know you are going on this event signup. You must be able to drive when dispatched for wildlife rescue. There will be no wildlife attending this event.
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Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $28 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions during the Giving Challenge. Last year’s event set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $13.4 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit 559 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner.
We believe each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. In May, you can be the one to make a difference by supporting the local nonprofit causes you love during the 2018 Giving Challenge.
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We were very pleased to get a visit from two of our favorite supporters, Jack and Suzi Hanna. As you may know Jack is the Director Emiritus of the Columbus zoo, and a world famous speaker, author and wildlife advocate, They loved the tour of the center and we hope to have them back soon.