PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — According to the Peace River Wildlife Center, nearly 2,500 injured, orphaned or displaced Florida native animals are rescued and admitted annually, and that number grows every year.
With the help of volunteers, community members and Charlotte County Animal Control, the center has had a positive outcome for 49% of their patients. The center says a positive outcome includes patients that recover well enough to be released or are transferred to another facility for continued care.
Peace River Wildlife Center rescues a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.
The center is open to the public for tours everyday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no fee to enter, but donations are accepted. All donations help provide care for the animals.