Animal Emergency Resources

“Mayor Henderson, in collaboration with other members of the community, is compiling a list of resources for animal rescues, retrievals and rehabilitation. Please note that the handling of injured or sick animals, domestic or wild, comes with risk and is in some cases illegal. The city does not recommend collecting, handling or transporting such animals but would nonetheless like to provide contact information for entities trained and authorized to do so. The city does not endorse any of the entities listed, but rather provides this information as a public service. If you know of other resources that could be added to this list, please email all the pertinent information to Mayor Henderson at shenderson@mygulfport.us.
Thank you for caring.”

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – wildlife emergencies only Southwest Region –
863-648-3200
myfwc.com/contact/nuisance-wildlife/

*Wildlife emergencies only, both nuisance and injury related

Also recommended by the FWC: wildliferehabber.com Links to multiple rehabilitation specialists and facilities

Avian and Animal Hospital

Avian and Animal Hospital

11405 Starkey Rd.
Largo FL 33773
avianandanimal.com
727-398-1928

Hours:
Mon., Wed., Frid. – 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tue., Thu. – 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat. – 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday – Closed

*Kind and caring staff. They will treat injured animals on a sliding scale that is very reasonable.

Will accept injured wildlife and, if possible, relinquish the animals to licensed rehabilitation specialists. Donations accepted in lieu of payment. I ask that you financially support their efforts if possible so that they may continue to provide this valuable service.

Northern Pinellas County Contact

Kim Begay – 727-480-9019
Please text first, then call and leave message.

Animal Alternatives Holistic Health Care Clinic

Animal Alternatives Holistic Health Care Clinic
238 Bearss Ave
Tampa FL 33613
813-265-2411
www.animalalternativestampa.com

*accepts domestic animals and small wildlife.

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
727-391-6211
18328 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores FL 33785
www.seabirdsanctuary.com/

*Suncoast is no longer taking in birds, but will offer assistance with a rescue.

Wildlife Haven Rehab, Inc.

Wildlife Haven Rehab, Inc.
813-792-8511
Odessa FL – serves Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco
www.wildlifehavenrehab.org/areaResources.php

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Bradenton Beach, FL
941-778-6324
www.wildlifeinc.org

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THESE AGENCIES (EXCEPT FOR THE FWC) RELY TO SOME EXTENT ON CHARITABLE DONATIONS. PROVIDE WHATEVER FINANCIAL AID POSSIBLE WHEN UTILIZING THESE VALUABLE CAREGIVERS.

Also, rehabilitation facilities and vets can not legally return wildlife to you once you have relinquished the animal/animals unless you are authorized to possess them.

“Please contact your local veterinarian for further options.”