Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc., (AWRC) is a non-profit 501(c) educational-based wildlife care facility. We are dedicated to bringing people and wildlife together to develop a community awareness of the value of our Florida wildlife. Our ultimate goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and return recovered animals to their natural habitat.
Unfortunately, some of these animals have sustained injuries that limit their return to the wild. In these cases we have set up habitats for them to say with us for the remainder of their lives. If you would like to adopt or send a donation to help care for one of our permanent residents, please email for information on how you can help.
When the need arises to help an injured animal, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- First and foremost, use common sense and think of your safety. An injured animal can still cause you serious injury!
- If you are in doubt of your safety, call us or your local animal control officer immediately for assistance.
- Take some time and observe the animal. Does it appear to be injured or in immediate danger of a predator?
- Only attempt to rescue it if the animal has been orphaned, injured, or in danger.
- Keep the animal in a warm, dark, and quiet place.
- Try to handle the animal as little as possible. Handling can cause stress to the animal which could be fatal.
- Do not attempt to give food or water to the animal. This could cause problems if the animal should need surgery.
- Call the center as soon as possible to assist in the rescue or to arrange transport.