Florida Wildlife Rehabilitator Charged With Neglect, Shut Down

December 2012

After learning that numerous injured and orphaned wild animals were left to languish without sustenance and forced to live in utter squalor at the home of a state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator—and after encouraging our whistleblower complainant to obtain vital video footage needed to support the allegations—we got Florida officials to launch a two-month investigation, after which the wildlife rehabilitator was charged with 24 violations. Not only have all the animals since been removed from the rehabilitator’s care, the individual’s wildlife rehabilitation permit was also pulled. 

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

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