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Car strike causes devastating shell fracture

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A gopher tortoise was among the 102 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Locksmith finds bird trapped in drainpipe

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown thrasher was among the 96 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Landfill employee rescues swallow-tailed kite

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A swallow-tailed kite was among the 104 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

Pelican at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Local angler tries to rescue pelican tangled in fishing line

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown pelican and an anhinga were among the 141 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at…

Wildlife staff in front of packages sent in from Amazon Wish LIst

Virtual Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower a Success — Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s virtual Wildlife Baby Shower! Our local community, as well as people who follow us on social media from…

Killdeer 2021

Wild animals need very specific care

A killdeer was among the 110 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a chimney swift, a…

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Several patients suffer from fishing hook injuries

A double crested cormorant and a Florida softshell turtle were among the 73 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week.…

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Two pelicans found wrapped in fishing line in just one week

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown pelican was among the 56 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Flying squirrel admitted to hospital

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A southern flying squirrel was among the 56 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy…

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Bald eagle found covered in cement mixture

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A bald eagle was among the 65 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…