Animal Emergency Resources
City of Gulfport
2401 53rd St. S.
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for caring.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
*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
11405 Starkey Rd.
Largo FL 33773
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
Please text first, then call and leave message.
Animal Alternatives Holistic Health Care Clinic
238 Bearss Ave
Tampa FL 33613
*accepts domestic animals and small wildlife.
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores FL 33785
*Suncoast is no longer taking in birds, but will offer assistance with a rescue.
Wildlife Haven Rehab, Inc.
Odessa FL – serves Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco
Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Bradenton Beach, FL
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.”