15th ANNIVERSARY celebration

White Pelican is king of the kiddie pool

Come and support the Wildlife Center of Venice as we celebrate our 15th anniversary!
The celebration is coming up on October 18th, from 6pm-10pm at:  Signature Events & Catering at 4870 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL  34231.
Included is a very nice dinner with vegetarian options, (cash bar on patio), music, auction items (gift cards, artwork, jewelry) and a 50/50 raffle.

Guest speakers: Mona Schoenbrunn, PhDPamela DeFouw, Mark Martell, and Larry Corl
Cost:  $75.00 per person

To get tickets and additional information please contact:
Melonie Smicklas at (941) 346-8188.  

Amazing kayak rescue

Here is a fantastic rescue video from some of WCV’s very dedicated volunteers. Most of the time our rescuers go out on a specific call, but sometimes we go out just to patrol a specific problem area. Sometimes we find nothing, but this was not one of those days by a long shot. Stephanie, Julia , Charlene, and Mike rescued 4 brown pelicans and one great egret that were either toxic or tangled in fishing line.

The amazing thing about this video is that all of them (both birds and rescuers) survived and all of them (just the birds) were released back into the wild soon thereafter. None of them stood a chance without supporters like you or our rescuers. With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Dorian, please have a safe weekend, keep an eye out for injured wildlife after the storm and please do consider making a donation to WCV because tropical storms and hurricanes really have a huge impact organizations like ours.