Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife / Tampa Bay Wildlife Rescue

Helping Wildlife

Your donation goes directly to helping with rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Our staff is 100% volunteer and we depend on your donations to provide care for Florida's Wildlife.

Through the efforts of our volunteers, we provide rescue, rehabilitation, and care for all Native Florida Wildlife. We also strive to provide opportunities for public education and community outreach.

Have you found sick or injured wildlife? Please call (813) 598-5926 or the Florida Wildlife Commission. Since time is of the essence in most rescues, please do not email or use the contact form.

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The New Facility

Owl's Nest is Moving to our new facility. We just aquired a 5 acre home, but like many homes it needs a bit of love to make it into the the perfect home for our rescues.

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A donation to Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife helps protect our Florida native species.

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Volunteer For US

There are many volunteer positions open with Owl's Nest Rescue. You can learn to work with animals, attend events, or even donate your time and skills.

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Have You Found Orphaned or Injured Wildlife?

When you find orphaned or injured wildlife, it is tempting to pick it up. Don't! Many times orphaned wildlife is perfectly capable of finding their own way home.

When in doubt call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator such as Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife at (813) 598-5926 or Florida Wildlife Commission.

In the spring, many animals are learning to leave the nest and do not need help. If the animal is obviously injured, bleeding, or there is a dead parent nearby, be sure to call your nearest wildlife rehab.

What to do if you find an injured       animal

If you have an animal that is in need of rescue please call us at (813) 598-5926

Please note we only rescue wildlife and are unable to assist with pet rescues

Our goal

Our goal is to reduce human impact on Florida’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education, and teamwork.

  • Help Wildlife

    If you see an animal that is on the ground or injured, call us at 813-598-5926 or your local wildlife rehabilitation facility.

  • Do Not Provide Food or water

    Do not provide a sick or injured animal food or water unless directed to by a licensed rehab facility.

  • Make Sure You Are Safe

    Sick or injured wildlife can be very dangerous when they are scared. Make sure you are safe by calling a licensed rehab facility or Florida Wildlife Commission.

Want to Help Florida Wildlife

There are a lot of things you can do!


Your tax deductible donation goes directly to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of native Florida wildlife. Everyone at Owl's Nest is a volunteer

Take Action

You can sponsor or attend an event to help educate animal lover's everywhere about Florida Wildlife

Become a partner

Sponsor a species, become a benefactor, or sponser an event.

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Don't Be a Fawn-Napper

We are now in fawn season. 🦌 And with that, rehabbers everywhere have their hands full with educating well-meaning people who have kidnapped fawns.

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Otterly Adorable Adoption Agency and Webcam (coming soon)

The Otters have been successfully released and Otter Cam will be back up and running if we are called upon to rehabilitate any baby otters in the 2020 season. In the meantime, enjoy Easter Otter Style.

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More Success Stories Coming Soon

Over the years Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife has rescued, rehabilitated, and released thousands of animals. We have many great success stories.

Wildlife rescue is one of the most rewarding and heartbreaking things you can do. Check back to read about what we are doing and what you can do to help.

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The Owl's Nest

Your source for information on all of Florida's wildlife

Here you will find interesting stories, facts, videos, how to's and more.

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