GPS Address:

3400 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Come on down to PRWC to visit some of our residents. We are open 365 days a year from 11:00 to 4:00 for visitors and from 8:00 to 5:00 for injured animal intake.

Happy birthday, Luna

Thursday, 23 March 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center is a wildlife rehabilitation facility.  Our primary mission is to treat and release injured an orphaned wildlife.  Secondarily, we strive to educate people about native Florida wildlife.  Animals that will be released are not legally permitted to be on display to the public, but there are those that come in too

Broody screech

Thursday, 16 March 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center admitted an eastern screech owl this week when her nest was destroyed.  The landscapers that had been hired to cut down a dead palm saw a woodpecker fly out of a hollow in the trunk when they started to cut.  A little while later, an eastern screech owl flew out of

Owl down!

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center took in our first young great horned owl of the year this week.  Unfortunately it probably won’t be our last.  They should issue a roll of duct tape when they send mommy great horned owls home from the maternity ward.  Those babies just can’t seem to stay in the nest. And

Manic Monday

Thursday, 02 March 2017 by

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  It was a Monday morning.  Peace River Wildlife Center had admitted a red-shouldered hawk late Friday afternoon with a severe fracture near the wing tip.  The bird had thrived over the weekend with symptomatic treatment—fluids, antibiotics, pain medication, and a splint.  He was

X-ray vision

Thursday, 16 February 2017 by

I spent the last week in Orlando at a veterinary conference.  Did you know that Orlando is Latin for “way too much traffic in one place?”  That may be an alternative fact, but I could believe it, and that seems to have become the hallmark for truth lately.  Not only is there too much traffic,