Giving Tuesday

Any donations made to Wildlife Center of Venice on Tuesday, December 3rd, up to $20,000 WILL BE MATCHED thanks to a generous supporter who wishes to remain anonymous.


Donate by Check or Money Order

Here are our donor levels.

  • $1-$150: Friend of Wildlife
  • $151-$249: Wildlife Caretaker
  • $250-$999: Wildlife Angel
  • $1000+: Wildlife Benefactor

Mail checks or money orders to:

Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc.
925 Jackson Road
Venice, FL 34292

Amazing sandhill crane rescue

If you have lived in Florida long enough, you have likely seen Sandhill Cranes. Very tall, grey, long legged birds, with a long beak and a red head with that trumpeting call that can be heard from over a mile away. Often times they can be seen pecking at the ground, looking for grubs or mole crickets. This unlucky Sandhill “hit the bullseye” and pecked it’s beak directly through a discarded rubber washer and got it lodged on it’s beak and was having a very difficult time eating. Birds that can fly are extremely difficult to catch, but one of our long-time rescuers, Steph, made it look easy. Snaring birds is a very difficult thing to do and only experienced rescuers should attempt it. Our favorite rescues at WCV are the “catch and releases”. Enjoy the video and please consider making a donation to WCV at

And if you see that piece of litter laying around, take a minute to pick it up and dispose of it properly.