Found Wildlife

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The Refuge is not equipped to take in or care for injured or orphaned wildlife. It is illegal to bring any wildlife to a refuge, or remove any plants or wildlife from a refuge.

Injured or nuisance wildlife issues including sea turtles
Please call the Florida Wildlife Commission’s 24-hour
Wildlife Alert number 888-404-FWCC (3922)
or online at

Sea Turtle Hatchlings
During the summer and fall baby sea turtles often get washed back to shore and may be tired or distressed. Please call the FWC at the above number first for possible solutions. Within the Archie Carr Partnership Refuge you can drop hatchlings off at the Brevard Barrier Island Center where there is a cooler at the front of the building where they can be placed, you can find their address here:

Other Baby Animals
When finding a baby animal it is generally best to leave it alone. Often the animal is not orphaned, and the parent may be out getting food, or watching the baby from a distance. Never pick up baby animals and remove them from their natural environment!

Injured Wildlife
when encountering injured wildlife, please contact the appropriate wildlife rehabilitator in your area. For a list of rescues visit

To report a nuisance alligator call 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

Domestic and Feral Animals
If the animal is a domestic or feral animal, such as a dog, cat, or horse, please contact the nearest Humane Society, Animal Services Office, or Animal Control Agency.