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Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC is a non-profit organization in the state of Florida. At this time, we have applied for our 501c3 non profit charitable organization status.

Our mission is to provide quality rehabilitative care to sick, injured, distressed, and orphaned wildlife so that they can return back the wild where they belong.  Our primary focus is on Migratory birds, specifically Birds of Prey; however, we will be able to take in small mammals.

Natalie Alford is the director of Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC. She has apprenticed under a 20 year veteran of wildlife rehabilitation, Lynda Barhorst, director of Sky Harbor in Hudson, Florida.  Natalie is also attends college seeking a degree in wildlife biology.  Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC was created out of Natalie’s passion for wildlife preservation and the increased demand for wildlife rehabilitation centers in the community.

As eager as Raptor Lake is to take flight in wildlife conservation efforts, it must become legally permitted. The State of Florida and U.S. Fish & Wildlife departments requires potential wildlife rehabilitators to have proper caging and an efficient care facility in place prior to applying for permitting.  Both departments complete a thorough inspection of the property as a requirement for issuing a Wildlife Rehabilitation permit, and the Migratory Bird Rehabilitation permit.**

In order to obtain permitting from the State of Florida and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife departments, Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC is seeking the community’s help.  Please refer to the Wish List for ways you can help Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC.

Your contributions will be utilized in building a care center facility which will be used to initially house & treat injured, orphaned, and ill wildlife; and building safe, species friendly habitats for wildlife during their final phases of rehabilitation prior to their release. Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC extends its sincere appreciation to all those who take part in wildlife conservation efforts and who take part in the birth of Raptor Lake Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, INC.

 

**For more information regarding permitting click on the link to the

US Fish & Wildlife website

NWRA: National Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Association website 

Florida Fish & Wildlife website