Today we are thanking one of our long time volunteers, Peg McGee, she has been rescuing wildlife for the last 15 years. If you have ever been near any beach or body of water in the Venice area more than likely you have run into Peg! We want to thank all of our volunteers and staff they all are absolutely amazing! This was taken this morning at the Venice South Jetty as she was trying to rescue four different Pelicans with line and hook and sinkers. Please remember if you hook a pelican, reel it in slowly and do not cut the line. If you are uncomfortable taking the hook out please call WCV for help or ask another fisherman for help. Please feel free to share! #wildlifecenterofvenice #rescue #rehab #release #conservation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #veniceflorida #sarasota #srq #swfl #northport #englewood #nokomis #portcharlotte #bocagrande
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Besides our brave First Responders protecting all of our communities, they also help and protect our wildlife! We would love to send a huge thank you to the Nokomis Fire Department station 41 crew for their amazing help last night at the North Jetty Fish Camp rescuing a pelican hanging by fishing line 30 ft in a pine tree. Fortunately this Pelican was spotted and rescued on time and will be rehabilitated and released. If he was hooked into a rookery island where they roost for the evening, someone might not have spotted him and he would have hung a long slow death. As responsible people fishing, please remember if you hook a pelican reel it in slowly, get help if you do not know how to properly remove it. Any Pelican trailing fish line is a death wish. Please feel free to share! #wildlifecenterofvenice #rescue #rehab #release #conservation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #veniceflorida #sarasota #srq #swfl #northport #englewood #nokomis #portcharlotte #bocagrande
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We found this baby mockingbird yesterday that had fallen out of the nest and was hopping along on the ground. We were able to take care of him for the night, and now he's in the good hands of @wildlifecenterofvenice Good luck, little buddy! #mockingbird #chick #babyanimals #rescue #rehab #release #wil#wildlifecenterofvenice #2018 #nature #picoftheday #wildlife #conservation #florida #naturalflorida #photography #nikon #nsu #nova #novasoutheasternuniversity #biology #marinebiology #ecology #mote #siestakey #sarasota
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Please join us in celebrating the Wildlife Center of Venice annual Wildlife Baby Shower to support all of the babies in our hopital care. The items listed below are currently needed for all of our patients! You can drop off any donations at the center located at 925 North Jackson Road Venice, Florida 34292 or Island Time Spirits on Venice Island or shop from home using the convenient Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ZPRQMK7LUUCP Thank you in advance for any and all donations, your wildlife thanks you too! ***Meyenberg Powdered Goat Milk (Publix or Amazon) Science Diet (dry) Exact (dry formula) Millet Spray Powder Esbilac KMR (kitten milk replacement) Canned cat food (any brand) Nutri-Berries Zupreem Pedialyte Clear Oxbow young rabbit pellets Fox Valley Day One formula 20/50 Timothy Hay Fawn Bottles Baby Bottles (Gerber or generic) Miracle Nipples Mealworms Wax Worms Paper Towels Soft clean fleece ***Desperate Need Please feel free to share! #wildlifecenterofvenice #rescue #rehab #release #conservation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #veniceflorida #sarasota #srq #swfl #northport #englewood #nokomis #portcharlotte #bocagrande
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Thank you Island Time Spirits for hosting WCV fundraising event this past weekend and making it a huge successful with all of your generous time and donations. We thank your distributors as well for their donations, time and friendliness, your staff was amazing and the food was perfection, right down to the detail of the animal crackers! We thank ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS for coming to support WCV and thank Hodgepodge Arts for the beautiful Sandhill Crane pallet art painting donation for raffle! We can not make it happen without ALL of you! Please feel free to share! #wildlifecenterofvenice #rescue #rehab #release #conservation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #veniceflorida #sarasota #srq #swfl #northport #englewood #nokomis #portcharlotte #bocagrande
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Island Time Spirits is hosting a fundraising event for The Wildlife Center of Venice at Island Time Spirits on Friday, May 11th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The theme for the event will be Local and Wildlife featuring beers, wines, and spirits that are somehow associated with local breweries, distilleries, and wildlife. Samples of all the beers and wines are included along with 3 drink tickets for half-shot sizes of the spirits. Advance tickets are encouraged at Island Time Spirits on Venice Island or Via the phone (941) 488-5989. Tickets are $20.00 per person and will help benefit The Wildlife Center of Venice with it's mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Please feel free to share! #wildlifecenterofvenice #rescue #rehab #release #conservation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #veniceflorida #sarasota #srq #swfl #northport #englewood #nokomis #portcharlotte #bocagrande
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We are sharing a video from a dedicated volunteer team showing the importance of hooking a pelican and NOT cutting the line or fishing closely to mangroves. The kayak team was able to rescue this Brown Pelican that was very weak, dehydrated, waterlogged and weary after callers noticed it entangled in the mangroves on Donna Bay. If you hook a pelican: Do not cut or jerk the line Reel bird in slowly Ask another fisherman for help Grasp bill, carefully contain wings cover head if you have a towel Remove all lines and tackle Push hook through, cut barb off, back out. Don’t feed pelicans in fishing areas Birds with lines attached die unless rescued If you are uncomfortable doing any of the steps, please call The Wildlife Center of Venice Inc. for help! 941 484-9657 Please feel free to share! #wildlifecenterofvenice #rescue #rehab #release #conservation #wildliferehab #wildliferehabilitation #veniceflorida #sarasota #srq #swfl #northport #englewood #nokomis #portcharlotte #bocagrande
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