Florida Wildlife Alternatives Wildlife Arrivals 2 - 2009
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05-17-2009 A call came in from concern citizens PR in Pasco County about two baby raccoons on the ground.
They were about six weeks old, female's and seem to be in good health. They have been on the ground for
about eight hours. We brought them back to the facility and put them on a heating pad where they are doing
and responding well. We named them Sara and Sissy. We will keep you updated.
05-16-2009 Two baby gopher turtles were brought to our facility. They were found near a busy road. Concern
citizens were afraid they would try to cross the road. They are doing fine and will stay at the facility until they get
a little older.
07-31-2009 These two little guys are doing well
05-18-2009 We received a call from the Spring hill area about a baby raccoon. An assessment was done. It is a
male. She had a little injury to her nose. It was cold and a bit thin. She had no other open wounds or marks. We
put her on a heating pad to keep her warm and started liquids. His name is Stormy. We will keep you updated.
05-18-2009 A call came in from Pinellas County area. The concern citizen found a baby raccoon. They drove up
S.R. 19 to meet us half way. An assessment was done. She is a female, approx three weeks old. She was very
cold but had no wounds or open marks. We put her on a heating pad to keep her warm and started liquids. Her
name is Sweet Pea.
06-24-2009 Sweet Pea is growing up and doing fine. 09-07-2009 Sweet Pea is outside with the
other animals.
04-24-2010 Sweet Pea has grown up and has been released in a safe place.
05-22-2009 A couple from Hernando County found a Opossum in their garage. An assessment was done. Their
were no wounds or open marks. It was a female. She was cold from the rain and hungry. We keep her until she
grows up a little bit more.
07-13-2009 This little guy has grown up and has been released.
05-26-2009 A call came in about a raccoon that was trapped. The concern citizen was concern about the safety of
the animal. We did an assessment. It was a adult male over a year old. Their were no marks or wounds and was
in great shape. We will keep him for a few days for observation and then he will be released in a safe place.

06-01-2009
This guy is doing so good he has been released. Keep you nose upwind my little friend.
05-29-2009 A turtle was found in salt water marsh land by Pasco County workers. They thought it was odd seeing
it in salt water so they brought it to us. The turtle was missing one of his back legs but was completely healed. It
had a white head with a spotted body but had a shell of a painted turtle. We are trying to find out the name of the
turtle.
06-20-2009 The turtle has been move to a safe location and has been released.
05-29-2009 A call came from Pasco county about a opossum. The concern citizen was afraid it might be attack by
dogs or it  was hurt or injured. An assessment was done and we found no wounds or marks. It was adult female
and old.  We will keep it for a day or so to make sure everything is fine. We captured the opossum in some
bushes with poison ivy so we named it Ivy.
05-30-2009 Ivy was wanting out of her cage so she has been released
in a safer place.
06-01-2009 A call came in from a couple from Pasco County near Ridge Road about a baby Opossum. They came
home and found the little critter in their home. They brought it to the facility and a assessment was done. Their
were no open wounds or marks. A small infection was noted in one eye. We put her on a heating pad to keep her
warm and started to give her fluids.
07-13-2009 This guy did very well and has been released.
06-02-2009 A Man and his son who are trappers in Pinellas County found a baby raccoon up in a attic. They
traveled seventy miles round trip to bring her to our facility to save her. An assessment was done. Their were no
marks or open wounds and seem to be in good health. She is a female approx a three to four weeks old. Her
eye's were not open yet. We put her on a heating pad and she immediately excepted a bottle of formula and
then fell sound asleep purring. We want to say thank you for caring for Florida's wildlife in saving this baby girl.
Her name is Princess.
04-24-2010 Princess is all grown up and has been released in a safe place.  
06-04-2009 Pasco County workers from the east side were cutting down a old tree when they realized a bird's nest
had fallen. Three baby birds were on the ground. They picked them up and wrap them in a towel to keep them
warm and to reduce shock. They brought them over to the facility after hours. An assessment was done. They
were a few weeks old, in great shape and appear to be cardinals. They immediately started taken formula. We
want to say thank you to the Pasco County workers in going out of their way to saving Florida's wildlife.

06-15-2009
 One baby has past away. 06-29-2009 The baby birds are growing up and doing fine. 07-14-2009 The
babies have grown up and have been released.
05-30-2009 A call came in about a baby opossum found in PR Pasco County. The concern citizens found the little
critter inside their home. They brought the baby to the facility an assessment was done. It is a female approx six
weeks old. There were not open wounds or marks but her tail was black and half gone. We put her on a heating
pad and she is taken her formula.
07-13-2009 This little guy has grown up and has been released.
06-13-2009 A call came in from the Trinity area in Pasco County about a baby raccoon in their yard. The concern
citizen captured the little critter until it got picked up. An assessment was done. It is a male approx eight weeks
old. It had no open wounds or marks. He was very, very thin, dehydrated and starving to death. He also has a
small lump on his right side below the ear.  We immediately started small amounts of fluids and formula. We want
to say thank you to the concern citizen for trying to save this little fellas life. His name is Trinity.
06-14-2009 Laurie
went into Trinity's room at 12:30am to check on him. Trinity was crying. Laurie picked him up and cuddled him.
He started to purr but then took his last breath and died in her arms. Having gone so long without food we could
not save him. Laurie cried all morning.
May you now find peace and rest in heaven my little friend.
06-14-2009 The trapper that found Princess on 06-02-2009 found her little brother. He has been taken care of
her until he could get her to the facility. An assessment was done. It is a male, approx four to five weeks old. He
seem to be in good health. They said they were feeding him Similac which is an infant formula. Wildlife need the
closest thing to their mothers milk to grow healthily. We use KMR. We slowly now have to introduce it to him. We
put him with his sister and they immediately bonded. We named him Kilo.
04-24-2010 Kilo has grown up and has
been released in a safe place.
06-24-2009 A call came in about a trapped raccoon. The concern citizen was concerned about the safety of the
animal. An assessment was done. It is a male approx over a year old. There were no wounds or marks. He seem
ed in very good health and very mad. We named him Killer. We will keep him for a few days for observation and
then he will be released.
06-26-2009 Killer has been released. We opened his door and he went up into a tree.
Keep your nose up wind my little friend.
06-26-2009 This little guy showed up at our gate. We looked around for a nest but could not fine one. She is a
crow, very young and can not fly. She is taking formula and doing fine.
07-21-2009 This little crow is growing up
and doing fine. We moved her to and out side cage.
07-28-2009 This little guy has grown up and has been
released.
07-04-2009 A call came in about a fox. Concern citizens of Pasco County found a fox near their yard. We quickly
did an assessment and found it to be a adult female. She was badly dehydrated, lifeless, and just skin and bones.
There were no open wounds or marks. We pick her up and held her in our arms and rushed her to the
veterinarian. They put her on oxygen and started fluids. After a couple of hours she had past away.
May you find
peace, play and rest in heaven my little girl. We want to say thank you to the citizens who found her and tried to
save her life.  
07-05-2009 A baby raccoon was found on a driveway. Concern citizens found her and brought her to us. An
assessment was done. We found no open wounds or marks. It is a female just about a week old. She was very
cold and dehydrated. We put her on a heating pad and started fluids.
07-07-2009 The little baby raccoon has past
away. We believe we just didn't get her in time or she had some type of problem when born. May you rest in
heaven my little girl.
07-06-2009  We received a call from the Spring Hill area about a mother opossum that was attacked by a dog. The
mother opossum saved her babies by keeping them in her pouch while she was being attacked. Three baby
opossums were pulled from the her after she had passed away. The babies are in great shape and are taking
formula.
09-07-2009 These little guys are growing up and have been moved to and outside housing. 11-28-2009
These little guy's have grown up and have been released in a safe place. Good luck my little friends.
07-07-2009 A call came in about a baby raccoon. Concern citizens found her and were taking care of her since
she was a baby before calling us. An assessment was done. It is a female. She seem to be healthily and in good
spirit. She started lapping formula and eating cat food.
Her name is Bandit.  07-12-2009 Little Bandit hurt her front
leg and we rushed her to Dr. Szempruch of Three Oaks Veterinary Services. X-rays were performed and she had
a broken leg. Dr. Szempruch said her bones were a little hollow and she did not receive enough calcium while
growing up. We started her on calcium pills. Her leg is in a cast.
08-15-2009 The cast has been removed.
04-24-2010
Bandit has grown up and has been released in a safe spot.
07-17-2009  Concern citizens of Pasco County saw the mother duck died. They brought the babies over to our
facility. An assessment was done and all were in perfect health. They are eating and doing fine.
11-28-2009 All the
babies have grown up and were released in a safe place. They all splashed around and had a great time.
07-17-2009  Non Native Animal  A call came in about a turtle. The concern citizen brought it over to the facility.
An assessment was done. It was a young female African Spur turtle. It had an old injury to it's shell but had heal
nicely. We will fine a proper home for it.
08-30-2009 We found a home for this guy and he is with others of his own
species.
07-10-2009 These juvenile foxes made their home in a trailer park. Some of the residents of the trailer park
enjoyed seeing them come out in the evening but some of the residents wanted them gone. They were not
hurting anyone and were amazed by us as we were with them. For their safety, they were trapped and brought to
the facility and will be kept for a while for observation.
07-18-2009 These guys are doing great and eating well.
They have been released in a safer place.
07-17-2009  A call came in about a injured vulture near Old Dixie Hwy. An assessment was done. He had an old
and very bad broken wing with wounds to the chest area. He was able to walk and was eating a little. We brought
him to the veterinarian but Infection was setting in.
07-19-2009 This little guy has pass away from the infection.
May you fly high and rest in peace my little friend.
07-22-2009 A call cane in about a baby fawn from  a Golfing Resort off of State road 54 in Pasco County. The
baby was trapped inside a fence area at 1:00pm. No one knows how long he was there. An assessment was
done and it was a buck about two to three weeks old. He had wounds to his head and legs. He was dehydrated.
The wounds are being treaded and he is taking formula.
His name is Birdie. 08-31-2009 Birdie is growing up and
doing fine. Spends his days outside with Casey.
10-02-2009 Birdie took sick and had to be brought to the
veterinarian. He has a upper respiratory infection and is back inside the house. We will keep you updated.
08-01-2009 Two young opossums were brought to the facility. They were in great shape and had no marks or
wounds. The mother and son said they had dogs and did not want to see any harm come to them. They are
eating and doing fine. We will let them grow up a little bit more and then they will be released. We want to say
Thank You to the mom and son for saving and caring about Florida's Wildlife.
08-31-2009 Babies are growing up
and doing fine.
10-02-2009 These little guys have grown up and wanted out of their housing. They have been
released in a safe place.
08-03-2009  Two baby raccoons arrived at the facility Monday. The concern citizen of Pasco County said they had
fallen from a large tree and were on the ground all day. The mother never came for them. The citizen feared for
their lives. An assessment was done. They were less than a week old. There were no marks or wounds. Their
eyes were shut and ears folded back. They were a little dehydrated. They were placed on a heating pad and
they are taking formula. We named them Pauly and April.
03-08-2010 Pauly and April are growing up. They have
been moved to a outside housing. Release date is approx this July.
08-06-2009  We received a call about a injured fawn that was attacked by dog's. An assessment was done when
we arrived. The baby had wounds to the head, leg's, neck and body. The worst was in the chest area. This little
baby is a male about three to four weeks old. We rushed the baby to the veterinarian and he immediately went
into surgery. He is in critical condition and he will be staying the night.
08-08-2009 The little baby past away at
11:38pm Saturday night from his wounds. This type of death upsets Laurie and myself because it did not have a
chance to grow up.
May you run free with the wind, in the woods and  in heaven my little friend.  
08-06-2009  When we were leaving the veterinarian, we received a baby squirrel that someone brought in. It had
fallen from a tree and was approx  three to four weeks old. The baby is responding to the formula very well. We
will keep you updated.
11-23-2009 This little fella has grown up and has been released along with his friend.
08-11-2009 Non Native Animal We received a call about a snake. It is a five foot Columbian Boa Constrictor.
The owner told us that she could not afford to take care of it anymore and wanted to know if we would take it.
Now I do not know anything about snake's and will stay far away from them, but Laurie picked it up and handled it
with ease.
We want to say thank you to the owner for not releasing this animal into Florida's natural
habitat.
08-30-2008 We found a reptile place for this guy and he is doing fine.
08-11-2009  Non Native Animal  A call came in about an Iguana loose and running around on the ground. We
captured the little guy and brought him back to the facility. He is very friendly and has to be someone's pet that
got loose. We will post signs in the area.
09-26-2009 No one called to claim this little guy so we found a good
home for it.
PLEASE DO NOT RELEASE ANY NON-NATIVE ANIMAL INTO FLORIDA'S  WILDERNESS.
This is very important for Florida's natural wildlife habitat. Please give us a call and we
will properly fine a home for it.
08-16-2009  We received a call about a raccoon laying on a dock in NPR. Concern citizens were afraid for his
safety and being so near the water he might fall in. He stood up as we approached and we captured the little guy
and brought him back to the facility. An assessment was done. He is a juvenile male approx seven months old.
He was thin and dehydrated. He had no open wounds. His feces had what look like small worms in it. We treated
him for worms and gave him some gator aid for the dehydration. A small amount of food and water was also
provided and he immediately stuck his head down into the bowl and ate all the food. He then fell sound asleep.
We cannot rule out the beginning stages of distemper. He will be kept in quarantine. We want to say thank you  
for calling us and trying to save this little critters live.
08-23-2009 This little guy has pass away from an infection.
He lost all control of his lower body and was put to sleep. My you find peace in heaven my little friend.
08-17-2009  We received a call from concern citizens in the Spring Hill Area about a squirrel that fell from a fence.
They brought him over to the facility and a assessment was done. It is a adult male. He had no open wounds or
marks. He was laying on his side with eye's open. He was not moving. He did have a lump on his left shoulder. He
will be going to the veterinarian.
08-31-2009 This little guy did a complete turn around and has been released.
08-18-2009  Concern citizens from East Road area found two baby squirrels that had fallen from a tall tree. They
brought then over to the facility. An assessment was done. They were just weeks old. There were no open
wounds or marks but were very dehydrated. They did except a small amount of formula.
08-19-2009 One baby has
past away.
11-23-2009 The one baby has grown up and has been released.
08-19-2009  A call came in about a trapped raccoon. The concern citizen was concern for it's safety. An
assessment was done. It was a juvenile male less than a year old. There were no open wounds or marks. He
seemed in good health. We will keep him in quarantine for a few weeks.
08-29-2009 This little guy has been
returned to the wild. He was ready. Keep your nose up wind my little friend.   
    
08-21-2009 Their names are Chain Saw, Oakley and Clover. We received a call from a tree service company
about raccoons that had fallen from a tree that they were cutting down in the Brooksville area. One sibling did
not survive the fall and one baby had an injury to it's leg but was treated. They are doing fine and eating.
(Picture's are two weeks old)
04-24-2010 Chain Saw and Oakley have grown up and have been released in a safe
area.       
08-23-2009 A call came in about a trapped raccoon. The concern citizen was concern for it's safety. An
assessment was done. It was a young female about three to four months old. There were no open wounds or
marks. She seems in good health. We will keep her in quarantine for a while before being released.
08-31-2009
This little girl did not want anything to do in quarantine.
She is very healthy and has been released. Keep your
nose up wind my little girl.
08-26-2009  A came to us about a baby squirrel. The concern citizen found the little guy and worried about it's
safety. They brought it over to the facility. An assessment was done. It is a female approx three to four weeks
old. There were no open wounds or marks. She was hungry.
08-27-2009 This little guy has past away. May you
find happiness and a tall tree in heaven my little friend.
09-03-2009  A call came to us about three baby raccoons from a concern citizen in Hudson. A large tree had fallen
down in the Hudson area. The babies arrived at our facility an assessment was done. The babies seem to be a
little dehydrated and a little gator aid was given. One baby had a small wound (Bot Fly) inside her mouth but was
treated. They are approx six weeks old. Their eye's are open. They will be kept in quarantine for a while. We
want to say thank you to the concern citizen for saving these little critters.
09-13-2009 We found more Bot Flies
attached to them. We brought them all to the Veterinarian and had them all removed. The little guys are back
home and resting.
09-07-2009  We received a call from another Rehab in Pinellas County. They had a call about a young raccoon up
in a tree near S.R. 52. It was closer for us to take the call. The concern citizen heard animals fighting during the
night and was concern for this little guy. We got the little fella out of the tree and back to the facility. His name is
Meadow Brook. An assessment was done. It is a young male approx five months old. There were marks on his fur
as if he got into a fight but no open wounds or puncture marks. He is thin. He is eating and drinking and will be
kept in quarantine for a while. We want to say thank you to the concern citizen for saving this little guys live. He
will be released in a safer place after quarantine.
09-15-2009 This little guy is healthy and has been released.
09-08-2000  We received a call this evening about four baby raccoons. The concern citizen from Tarpon Springs
found the little critters in a boat that they were getting ready to move. Concern for their safety the concern citizen
drove all the way to our facility for care. An assessment was done. They are approx two weeks old. A little on the
thin side but had no open wounds or marks. Their eyes are still shut. They immediately stated taking formula. We
will keep them in quarantine for a while. We want to say that you to the concern citizen for saving these little guys
and driving all the way here for their care. We will keep you updated.
09-27-2009 A call came in about a trapped raccoon in the Spring Hill area. The concern citizen said it was eating
his out door cat food and was concern for the safety of his cat. An assessment was done. It is a healthy adult
male. There were no wounds or marks that we could see. We will keep him in quarantine for a while.
10-16-2009
This guy is healthy and doing fine. He has been released. May you be free my little friend.
10-01-2009 A call came to us about a raccoon in the NPR area. He was acting disoriented. The concern citizens
trapped the little critter and brought him to us. An assessment was done. There were no open wounds or marks
and is a young male. He is eating and drinking but is a little disoriented. We will bring him to the veterinarian but
all signs look like distemper. We will keep him in quarantine.
10-09-2009 The little fella has been put to sleep
because of distemper.
May you walk in the woods and be free in heaven my little friend.
10-03-2009 Concern citizens from Long Lake Drive in Hudson found a baby rabbit that a cat had in its mouth. The
cat dropped the rabbit and they brought it over to our facility. An assessment was done. It was a juvenile, and
had a small wound near its neck and a larger wound near it's rib cage. It seems alert.
10-04-2009 The little baby
has past away during the night from it's wounds.
May you find that green pasture and run free in heaven my little
friend.
10-18-2009 A call came in about a young deer trapped inside a retention pond along State Road 52 near Hays
Road. Julie Collins ( a rehab.) and myself went out to see what we could do. The deer was franticly running
around inside the fence line, trying to get out. She was running into the fence. Exhausted, she would lay down,
rest and then try again. For some reason, she could not jump the fence.  We untied a fence section in the back
and waited.
She started to run again and this time saw the open section and ran thru and out into the woods.
11-03-2009 Non-Native Animals  We received a call from the NPR police to rescue some animals that were in a
home.  All the animals are eating and doing fine. They will be kept in quarantine until further notice.