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Every year we receive and care for more than 3,000 injured, orphaned and sick animals, from tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and flying squirrels to foxes, deer and Bald Eagles. Feathered, furred or scaled, they will all have a second chance to live wild and free.

Our wildlife hospital and rehabilitation facility is located on 35 secluded acres of forest, fields and ponds in Quincy, Florida, just north of Tallahassee. We are permitted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission to possess and rehabilitate wildlife.

Our Wild Classroom is permitted to display non-releasable native wildlife for public education.


Our Mission

The St. Francis Wildlife Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of native wildlife in north Florida through the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, and through public education. 

Wildlife Rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife for eventual return to their natural habitats

Environmental Education

  • Instill an appreciation and a respect for all living creatures and the natural environments we share

  • Promote a life-long stewardship ethic that empowers citizens to preserve what remains of natural Florida through action-based programs

We provide our services free of charge...

... but we are always grateful for donations to help cover food and medical costs. Larger gifts to help fund equipment and outdoor conditioning cages are most appreciated. There are many ways to support St. Francis Wildlife.

We welcome volunteers from the community who are at least 18 years of age to work on site and/or transport rescued wildlife to us from veterinary offices in Tallahassee. 

Volunteer with Fawn


Wildlife Rehabilitator

Hospital Manager &

Wildlife Rehabilitator

Wildlife Technician

Wildlife Technician

Wildlife Technician


Office Manager

Office Assistant


Digital Media Producer

Emily Brann

Jocelyn Kelly


Sara Kershner 

Miranda Pelle

Abbigail Stone

Steven Wright, Nicolas Petryk, Brian Weinstein

Marietta Bitter

Diane Watson

Molli McGuire

Kris Bass-Petersen

Board of Directors


Emily Brann

Vice President

Pat Simmons


Kelly Craft


Ian Waldick, Esq.

Barbara Barnett

Elenita Gomez, Esq.

Mitch Potter, DVM

Lorena Vollrath-Bueno, Esq.

Patty Ball Thomas, Ph.D.

Stephanie Morse, Esq.

Hope Keating, Esq.

David Quadagno, Ph.D.

Donna Hansell

Doug Nargiz


Laura Phipps

John L. Brennan III, Esq.

Volunteer with Baby Barred Owl
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