Venice Wildlife Center Relocation


We HAVE to move…We NEED your help…

The Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc. has the awesome opportunity to finally own its own property and satisfy long pent up growth demands in the very same neighborhood we’ve resided in and served since 2004. We not only love the neighborhood, we really love the property across the street. The beautiful and open pastures can easily accommodate our multitude of cages and aviaries, while still providing a private and tranquil setting ideal for the recuperation of our patients as they prepare for a return to the wild.

This is our best hope to make the necessary move without loss of service to any of the wildlife communities within our primary service range covering all of Sarasota and west Charlotte Counties. This is not easy as we’ve grown to treat over 4,500 such wildlife patients every year, making us the largest wildlife rescue and rehab center by patient count in our region. The Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc. has struggled to meet this ever growing patient load despite many stated facility shortcomings. Our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters deserve a lot of credit.

The catch to all of this is that we require $150,000 to secure this property purchase down payment and facilitate necessary moving costs, and we need it fast. If we can pull off the heavy lift on this dream property purchase, our monthly facility rental fees will be reduced from current levels immediately, and at the end of the day the Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc. will finally own its own destiny. We are about 70% of the way to reaching our goal, but we can’t do it without your help.

Please visit our website’s donation page or our GoFundMe page at the link below if you are kind enough to help us help our amazing Florida wildlife. July 31, 2017




The Giving Challenge 2016!

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Thank you to Everyone Who Supported Us

In This Year’s Giving Challenge!

The animals in our area are consistently impacted by sprawl and human activity. Helping these displaced and injured Floridians is our goal, and we need your help to accomplish this.

From noon on September 20 to noon on September 21, the Community Foundation is hosting a charitable event where they will double, or even triple your donation!

How it works:

  • If this is your first year taking part in the Giving Challenge, the Community Foundation will triple your donation of $25 to $100!
  • If you gave last year, your donation of $25 to $100 will be doubled!

Each family member can give a donation, and each donation from a different family member will count as a separate donation and also qualify for tripling. In other words I can give a hundred dollar donation, my wife can give a hundred dollar donation, and our daughter can give a hundred dollar donation. If none of us gave last year, that means our $300. becomes $900.00 for the WCV. So, you can see how important this event is for the center, and the wildlife we care for. Please tell all of your family and friends about what you are doing so they can help too.

This will help us expand our facilities and increase our rescues and rehabilitations.

Donate Now

The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.