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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Phone Number: (239) 543-1130
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Animals look happy

just love this place, was concerned the first time I went here, didn't want to see sad animals in cages, boy was I wrong. The animals all looked well cared for and happy. Each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
eknoud
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long island, ny
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long island, ny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

just love this place, was concerned the first time I went here, didn't want to see sad animals in cages, boy was I wrong. The animals all looked well cared for and happy. Each animal has a plaque explaining their story. Their life is so much better at the sanctuary. We ended up donating to have two plaques made for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter and her family to the wildlife sanctuary for a visit without having been there before. While it was very rustic, it was also very interesting to see the exotic animals and learn their histories. There were lions, tigers, bears and an assortment of other smaller animals. The signs on the enclosures told the... More 

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Wimauma, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First time I ever went to a wildlife sanctuary. It is so wonderful that these animals that were abused or just discarded for whatever cruel reason, have a sanctuary where they are cared for and loved! Octagon has big cats, bears, peacocks, panthers, etc. Worth paying them a visit and supporting them with a donation.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an impressive place run by volunteers. All the animals have been rescued from abuse they received from cruel and/or unthinking owners. The people who run Octagon run it for the good of the animals and, rightly, their priority is the animals' welfare. The result is rather special. Notices on the enclosures describe each animal's history and it is... More 

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Punta Gorda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is wonderful. The work they are doing to help these animals is amazing. Our own vet, Dr. Winter, volunteers here as do all of the staff. The place is clean and open and the animals have very large enclosements. Very nice place to go for the afternoon.

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Little Current, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Many of the animals are so beautiful, it's heartbreaking to read their background stories of how they came to be at the center. Enjoyed speaking with one of the volunteers at feeding time for the sloth and cougar.

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North Branch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was my second visit to Octagon. It is so wonderful that they have taken in animals that were abused, neglected, or unwanted. The volunteers sincerely love the animals, and their care is obvious. It is not the best place for photography, since there will always be fences in the pic.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great variety of animals. Most of them were quiet when we were there. A few others were not in their cages because they were under a vetinarian's care. That suggests that the animals are being well taken care of. My only disappointment was that Squiggy & Baloo didn't swim for us! We will try again another day!

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Minnesota
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love the fact that there is a place that you can bring birds that were injured for whatever reason, and they give them a place to live or heal their injuries and send them back to the wild. We saw an amazing collection of birds...probably 10 owls, 2 bald eagles, wood peckers, blue jays, cranes, etc... Friendly people were... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went on a weed day for a self guided tour. An appointment is necessary. A guided tour is probably great, but we were able to talk to many of the volunteers and staff who were passionate about caring for these animals. They were happy to share info about the animals while they cleaned cages and fed their charges. Lions... More 

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