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Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida







Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization based in Pensacola, Florida, that works to provide appropriate care to injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife. We receive injured or orphaned wildlife, provide medical care and fostering during recovery, and rehabilitate and release wildlife, if possible. We work in cooperation with local, state, and federal wildlife agencies. We also provide educational outreach and conduct educational programs.


How You Can Help

The Wildlife Sanctuary's motto is "Receive, Rehab, Release." We are doing wonderful work, releasing large numbers of rehabilitated wildlife or giving them a peaceful sanctuary. But our operating expenses are huge, and they are rising. We depend on the generosity of the public. Our volunteers are dedicated and hard-working people who give up much of their time to lend a helping hand. Please help us continue our important work. Please Donate.


Join us in working to preserve and support our sanctuary. Membership in Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary is fully tax deductible. We now accept MC, VISA and Discover cards or through Paypal using the link above. You may also print this Nonvoting Annual Membership form and mail with your contribution today to:  


Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida
P.O. Box 1092
Pensacola, FL 32591-1092
Phone 850-433-9453
FAX 850-438-6168


Other Items Needed

Here is a list of the supplies we use on a daily basis. You can drop off any of these items at our facility 7 days a week between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Your donations will be greatly appreciated.

  • Meal Worms (live and dried)
  • Live Crickets (feed stores)
  • Latex Gloves (all sizes)
  • Berries (all types) and Veggies
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Simple Green
  • Sunflower Hearts (bird seed dept)
  • Fresh/Frozen Chicken
  • Fresh/Frozen Fish (whole or filets)
  • Venison/Red Meat (no pork)
  • Bottled Water

Walmart, Lowes, Sams, Home Depot, and Walgreens gift cards are always appreciated so that we can buy the supplies we need, when we need them!



Thank you for your interest in the Wildlife Sanctuary's Volunteer Program. We look forward to meeting you.  If you have any questions please contact me, Darleen Willis, at  As the Volunteer Coordinator, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  You may download a copy of the volunteer application or pick one up at the front desk 7 days a week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.   


Internship Program

Spring and summer are the busiest seasons for the Wildlife Sanctuary. During these months we often receive 30-40 animals per day (3000+ each year). The primary role of a wildlife rehabilitation intern is to assist caring for these animals, many of whom are orphans. The internship is INTENSE, PHYSICALLY DEMANDING, FAST PACED AND REPETATIVE, giving interns the opportunity to learn about many aspects of wildlife rehabilitation.


Interns gain valuable practical experience while working with the Wildlife Sanctuary staff and volunteers. Some of the skills learned include individual species identification, animal handling, hand and tube-feeding birds and mammals, medication administration, charting procedures, species specific dietary requirements and care, animal intake and public education.


Please click here for Application Instructions

 No phone calls please


Education Programs

Please contact the Wildlife Sanctuary staff at for more information on scheduling a visit.


Visit Us

The Wildlife Sanctuary provides a home for over 100 animals that cannot be released, including deer, fox, and a variety of birds, including bald eagles, owls and hawks. Come by to see us during our visiting hours. We only ask for a small donation to help pay for our increasing expenses.


105 North "S" Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 433-9453


Visiting hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: 12 noon to 3:30 p.m.

Group tours by appointment $3.00 per person (Child or Adult) &
groups of 15 or more people.


Drop off injured wildlife 7 days a week: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Where to Find Us


105 North "S" Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 433-9453



Legal notice: Registration number CH-1402, issued by Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Listed as a charity with CFC for Escambia and Santa Rosa County # 54113. We are 501c(3) organization. The Wildlife Sanctuary does not use professional fund raising solicitors or consultants. All of your donation is used for sanctuary operation, for the benefit of injured or orphaned wildlife.