The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a 501(C)(3) organization and relies 100% on the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations. They are located due west of Fort Myers, Florida at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island.
The CROW staff is there, on Sanibel, to evaluate and, if necessary, rescue and treat animals so that they can be returned to their habitats.
Some precautions to take when assisiting any animal, especially wildlife, are:
- Keep a safe distance, and to please remember to not automatically pick up or even approach injured wildlife. Certain animals should only be handled by experienced rescuers, particularly if they are ill or injured.
- Disturbing animals could lead to further injury and the person coming to their aid could put himself at risk of bites or attacks, as well. The list below offers suggestions on addressing injured wildlife.
- If one must interfene to help an animal due to being the animal’s only chance of getting the help it needs, then first step in a wild animal rescue is the capture. Before taking action, however, remember that wild animals are easily frightened and may attack once cornered.
- For more suggestions in helping injured animals or knowing where to take them go to CROW.
CROW provides many services for wildlife and animals of all kinds. They would like everyone to know that if they find an animal that appears to need help, please call CROW at (239) 472-3644, ext. 222.