Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary, Inc
4560 N. US Hwy 1
Melbourne, FL 32935
Hours of OperationDaily 9:00am - 4:30 pm
Carlton and Gladys Teate started the Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary (FWH) in 1973 to care for sick and injured animals. For many years they cared for wildlife at their home on Otter Creek Lane in Melbourne and partnered with Humane Society.
After going through location and management changes, the facility reopened on the current site in February of 1998, working out of the house in the front of the property.
The new hospital was built, debt-free, in 2003, necessitated by the widening of US Highway 1. Throughout all the changes, the mission has remained the same: to aid injured, sick and orphaned native Florida wildlife and return them to their place in the ecosystem.