What is St. Francis Wildlife?

St. Francis Wildlife, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1978 to provide humane care and rehabilitation for all species of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in North Florida and South Georgia. Each year, we receive and care for more than 3,500 animals, from Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Gray Squirrels to Bald Eagles and River Otters.

Sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife is brought to our facility or dropped off to us at the Northwood Animal Hospital, 1881 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.,Tallahassee (just north of the Post Office). We also respond to rescue calls and calls to help with "nuisance wildlife."

Our own wildlife hospital and rehabilitation facility is located on 35 secluded acres of forest, fields and ponds, four miles northwest of Havana in Gadsden County at 5580 Salem Rd., Quincy, Florida, 32352.

Who's who at St. Francis Wildlife?

Animal Care Technician
Michelle Osborne
with a baby beaver.

Wildlife Rehabilitator
Teresa Stevenson

examines an orphaned baby Barred Owl.

Animal Care Technician
Amy Darling

feeds an orphaned fawn.

Facilities Manager
Dean Humphrey

repairs a deer enclosure while
white-tailed deer supervise.

Education director Sandy Beck
and Eastern Screech Owls present a Wild Classroom program. Sandy also serves as our web mistress and is editor of our Wildlife Matters newsletter.

Wildlife Rescuer
Jordan Sirosky

 

Squirrel foster care coordinator Barbara Barnett with American Kestrel "Gypsy." Barb also volunteers with Wild Classroom programs.

 

Administrative assistant Paula Boney
with an Opossum. Paula is responsible for data input and animal care records.

Animal Care Technician
Kelly Pollock
with a Canada Goose.

 

In addition to the above full-time and part-time staff and volunteers, we have many other dedicated volunteers who feed, clean, rescue and transport injured animals; do office work; and help with fund-raising, education programs and various special events.


Board of Directors


Laura Phipps,
President
John L. Brennan III, Esq.
Vice President
Elenita Gomez, Esq.
Secretary
James R. Kiser, Jr.

Heather Terhune, D.V.M.
Brad Parker
Teresa Colvin


The Mission of St. Francis Wildlife

1. Wildlife Rehabilitation

* Our primary goal is to rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife
for eventual return to their natural habitats.

2. Environmental Education

* Instill an appreciation and a respect for all living creatures
and the natural environments we share.
* Through action-based programs, promote a life-long stewardship ethic that empowers citizens to preserve what remains of natural Florida.
* Increase students' basic competencies in science and other disciplines.
* Provide an educational resource to the community.

 

St. Francis Wildlife Association
P.O. Box 38160
Tallahassee, FL 32315
(850) 627-4151
email

 St. Francis Wildlife Association