Bald Eagle Release

Greg Hebert Releasing the eagle. Greg and Damen Hurd rescued her last month. Greg looks pretty happy! We are sure the eagle is too!
We released her exactly where we found her. We usually do unless it isnt safe to do so. 1467316_623503251024798_410934453_n

We just want to say thank you to Gail Straight and Dr.Clay Wilson for the work they put in with the eagle. Gail and Clay do a lot of the work behind the scenes and if it wasn’t for Dr.Clay we wouldn’t be able to x-ray and treat all these injured animals on a moments notice. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed

Currently we are specifically looking for volunteers able to help during the day on weekdays. This would involve routine feeding, cleaning, and some various other assistance with the animals. Some general animal knowledge is helpful but not mandatory. The opportunity is here to learn much more. Our needs require a mature person available for one or more weekdays on a regular basis.

Other needs are for a grant writer, cage construction, education, rescue, and routine feeding and cleaning. Other volunteer situations may be available. For further information call the center at (941) 778-6324 or use our contact page. Please fill out the volunteer application below to bring with you.

We are looking for individuals with sincere intentions towards helping wildlife. While there is personal gratification, please do not apply just for the glory or to be near the animals, as it contrary to all our efforts. The work load is very heavy and increasing each year, especially during baby season, and your strong dedication will help us the most.

If you would like to help and grow with us and have a little time to share, we would love to have you with us. We strive to maintain a sense of humor and a light atmosphere which makes life easier and the work a lot more fun. It’s a pretty nice place and we currently have some good volunteers. We are looking for a few more good ones.

We use an application for some basic information as to who you are and what you may or may not already know about animal and birds. Experience is helpful but not required for all positions. After filling it out just bring it with you. Please complete the form below.
Thank you again and we look forward to working with you.

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Who We Are



Wildlife, Inc. Education & Rehabilitation Center is a volunteer run non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization located in Bradenton Beach, Florida. Founded in 1988, we were treating over 3,000 birds, mammals, and reptiles by 1998. The number has since grown to over 4,000, and continues to increase as we are now the largest wildlife rehabilitation and rescue center in Manatee County. 

With a annual budget approaching $100,000, we are funded solely by donations and private grants. NO funding is received by local, state or federal governments. Please make a donation to help us continue our work of saving our precious Florida wildlife. Your support helps to pay for medicine, food, surgeries and rescue gear to save more animals. Donations can be made by clicking the Paypal donation button on our Facebook homepage or by visiting our website at You can also send donations by mail to:

P.O. Box 1449

Anna Maria ,FL 34216

Visit our wildlife sanctuary located on the property of Mixon Fruit Farms at 2525 27th Street East Bradenton, FL. Daily tours are at 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Summer tours 11am, 1pm. visit for more info.