Thank you to those who made the call about this juvenile Brown Pelican in distress on Eisenhower and North Roosevelt this afternoon. Our volunteer Susan was able to make the rescue and fluids have been administered to this weak and weary bird. Thanks to all those looking out for our native wildlife.
Thanks to Captain Ron and Nina of the “Blue Eyed Trader” for rescuing a Brown Pelican this afternoon from Sunset Marina on Stock Island. The Pelican seems to be suffering from some type of acute toxicity. We have been able to reduce swelling around the eyes, and administer meds and fluids. We are seeing some improvement in condition and it is able to hold its head up on its own now. We will post a picture if prognosis continues to improve and bird is stronger. Thanks again to Capt. Ron and Nina for rescuing this bird before the storms came through this afternoon. It is doubtful the bird would have survived them.
Thanks to the crew of “Island Time” Sunset Key Ferry for rescuing this Brown Pelican and transporting it to the Westin Marina where we could pick it up. The Pelican has an injured foot and leg caused by a fishing line entanglement. We treated the wound and wrapped the foot in a way that will help it heal in proper position.
5 Days until our “Its for the Birds” fundraiser at West Martello Tower. We have had many generous donations from local businesses and restaurants for this event and we appreciate it. Hope to see you there. This event plays a big part in funding our Wildlife Rescue services to the Key West Community for the rest of the year….
Thanks to Noah Waldman for making the rescue call about this Green Turtle in distress. Noah and Captain Eddie Marsh were able to rescue this sea turtle suffering from the effects of fibropapilloma virus in the waters off of Key West. We were able to meet them at the dinghy dock at Key West Bight and get the turtle back to our center. We called the Turtle Hospital and were able to get the ambulance rolling to Key West. Our volunteer, Liza McCain, is now transporting the turtle to Big Pine to meet the Turtle Hospital Ambulance! Always happy to partner with organizations and individuals to get distressed wildlife treatment!
Two weeks from today the Key West Wildlife Center is having a fundraiser at West Martello in Key West! You are invited and we hope you are able to attend. Tickets are $25 and available at the center. We will be hosting a wildlife release if conditions are favorable at this event. Please come out and show your support for our Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation services!
Happy to report the release of 1 adult Brown Pelican and 6 juvenile Brown Pelicans this afternoon. Thanks to all of our volunteers today as well: Liza, Sarah, Jen and Tony on this very busy day!
We received calls from numerous people from the beach at Truman Annex Navy base in Key West regarding this eight and a half foot Sawfish that washed up on the beach. We were able to work with U.S. Navy personnel to salvage the remains for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to study. Quite an interesting and unique creature that we certainly do not deal with everyday. After checking fin tags we were able to determine that this Sawfish was originally tagged after birth in the Fort Meyers area. Vital information will be recorded. Thanks to all those that called regarding this creature!