St. Francis Wildlife Association

$8,521 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 24 months
Pat Simmons
on behalf of St. Francis Wildlife Association

St. Francis Wildlife Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
, has been caring for injured and orphaned wild animals since 1978. Our wildlife sanctuary, located in a beautiful forest near Tallahassee, Florida, is in dire need of upgrades and repairs.  

Your thoughtful donation will help make the following improvements to our 25 year old hospital facility and grounds:  repair our bumpy and dangerous access road that has been damaged by storm erosion, replace  unreliable  A/C and HVAC units, replace exterior doors, paint the hospital rooms, trim tree limbs overhanging the hospital building, and improve our trails.  

With these improvements to the oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center in North Florida, you will be helping  the nearly 3,000 injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals that come to us each year.  These animals receive  humane care so they can be released back into the wild. Every one of them will be most grateful for your donation!

We receive hundreds of orphaned babies every year, from bunnies.... 

and beavers.... songbirds and,

turtles, and tortoises.

Birds of prey (owls, hawks, ospreys, falcons, vultures, and eagles) come to us orphaned or injured.

One of our volunteers with a newly released woodpecker.

We care for hundreds of squirrels that come to us when they are blown out of their nests during  storms.
St. Francis Wildlife also rescues wild animals. In this photo, a hawk is being carefully removed from entanglement in a razor wire fence. The hawk was taken to our hospital, treated, and safely released.

This campaign will help us repair our entry road, which   has been damaged by storm erosion. Imagine being a fawn with an injured hip and having to ride on a long, bumpy road to the hospital. Ouch!
Your donation will enhance our hospital by funding the trimming of dangerous tree limbs overhanging the building.  The hospital has an emergency triage and treament room as well as an intensive care unit for critical care and for those in surgical recovery.  Our A/C units are old and need to be replaced so our critters are cared for in a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Painting the interior rooms (walls and floors) not only brightens up our work environment, it is one of the best means of coodie control. We would like to install new counter tops and back splashes that allow better cleaning to protect the animals from infectious agents. A few exterior doors are old and need replacing.

We do all this upgrading so we can better rehabilitate....

...and release them back to the wild.
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Many thanks go out to everyone who has donated to our Go Fund Me Campaign to help St. Francis Wildlife Association repair a crumbling road leading up to our hospital facility. Work will begin soon that will stabilize the roadway and dig out swales that will allow runoff to move away from the road and buildings. Your donations will help make our facility more accessible and allow a safe egress should we have to move animals in a disaster. More updates will be coming.
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Thank You to our many campaign donors! Here is what we will do in the near future with your money.

As of January 18, GFM has raised $3,787! Enough for us to get started with repairs to the bumpy drive up to the hospital from Salem Road. We expect the total cost to be close to $4,500. We need to keep telling our friends about the GFM campaign to help cover this cost so we are not spending money for this repair budgeted to feed formula to baby animals this spring.

Albritton Electric in Tallahassee has offered to repair our current (that's a joke) electrical issues at a reduced cost estimated to be close to $800.

Keep passing the word!
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We have reached our first Go Fund Me benchmark of $3,000! This gives us enough to start work on the hospital and grounds to prepare for baby season, which is right around the corner. We still need donations. This campaign will continue and with your support, we will hit our final goal. Please continue to pass along our GFM info to your friends in your social media sites.
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The St. Francis Wildlife Go Fund Me Campaign is approaching $2K! Please share with your family and friends to help us make our goal! Thank you for your support.
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$8,521 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 24 months
Created December 12, 2016
Pat Simmons
on behalf of St. Francis Wildlife Association
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Jack McDermott
1 month ago

You guys are doing a great job. Hope you survived the storm!

Susan Glad-Anderson
2 months ago

I read the article in the Washington Post and want to help.

2 months ago
treasa smith
2 months ago

i learned about your organization reading the washington post---post michael. best of courage to you all and blessed be the animals.

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