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.