The Peace River Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care, preservation and protection of Charlotte County’s native wildlife.
Animals (mammals, birds and reptiles) that have been orphaned, displaced or injured are brought to the Center.
Our total patient intake for 2009 was 1,395; our annual totals have increased every year.
Last month we took in 35 birds and 22 mammals for care and treatment. Most of our “patients” are rehabilitated and later released back to their natural habitats.
For those animals whose injuries are too extensive, the PRWC becomes their permanent home. At present, we have approximately 120 residents. Occasionally the Center collaborates with other Florida exhibits to exchange permanently injured for optimal care and public viewing.
The Center’s office is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are offered from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when we are open to the public. There are no tours on holidays. Wildlife needing attention is received seven days a week. Located by the front gate is a secured receptacle for an after-hours drop-off.