The Lemon Bay Kayakers of Venice, Florida worked together to free an entangled Barred owl they came across during a 13 mile paddle down the Peace River. The owl was found hanging in the trees above Horse Creek and bringing him down safely was no small task.

The staff at Wredes Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Sebring, Florida came out to retrieve the owl and reported that although he’s still a bit weak in one wing, they do expect him to make a full recovery. The owl will be released once he is fully healed.

History Of The Center

It all started in 1986 with an orphaned Opossum found at the school where Karen Wrede worked. The Wrede's obtained a permit in order to care for this small creature. Shortly after that a Game Warden asked them to become wildlife rehabilitators for the injured and abandoned animals in the area.

In 1989 the center moved to it's present location on Wilderness Trail. From caring for one injured opossum to the center has progressed to caring for a variety of animals including eagles, bobcats, foxes and deer. The Wrede's have created specialized techniques to heal broken wings of large birds of prey.

Handling Wildlife

Some animals are injured beyond their ability to be released back into the wild.These animals are cared for as permanent residents. They are used to educate the pubic and many organizations that frequent the center. The center is not state, Federally or locally funded and relies entirely on proceeds from private contributions.

Many of us have wide variety of wildlife right in backyards. As a result you can be hurt if you do not take the proper precautions when dealing with wild life.

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Responses to "Owl Rescue on Peace River (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sure glad that they were able to save him.

  2. Anonymous says:

    So great that these people helped the poor thing. Makes me believe that there is good everywhere. Peace, White Wolf! <3

  3. Anonymous says:

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ This totally made my day…… Sharing the love is what we all need to do because you take it with you when you leave and that is the truth ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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