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....
...to 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.
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!