Brevard Zoo Awards Annual Grant to Conservation Partner Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary
By Space Coast Daily // November 15, 2019
$5,000 grant to be awarded every year in perpetuity
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Zoo has announced that long-term conservation partner Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary will be the recipient of a $5,000 grant to be awarded every year in perpetuity.
These monies are sourced from Zoo admission and membership sales.
The two not-for-profit organizations have worked closely together for many years. Zoo veterinarians regularly visit the Hospital to examine patients and lead procedures.
In addition to these in-kind contributions, the Zoo has gifted more than $35,000 to the Hospital since 2006.
The Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary takes in more than 5,000 animals per year, including otters, bobcats, deer, owls, herons, songbirds, turtles and tortoises.
It is the only entity of its kind in Brevard County.
“By rehabilitating and releasing native wildlife, the services the Hospital provides enable our local ecosystem to thrive,” said Jody Palmer, director of conservation programs at the Zoo.
“This grant is a symbol of our appreciation for everything they do.”