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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Love what they are doing for the animals. It is bittersweet and touching.

You will fall in love with the dedication and work the staff does for these animals. They provide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg P
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Florida
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We had a great time here we found it accidentally while visiting the Solar City. The lady that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FishingFoolfla
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Dade City, Florida
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LOCATION
41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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+1 239-543-1130
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"big cats"
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"lions and tigers"
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"wildlife sanctuary"
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"abused animals"
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"amazing animals"
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"second chance"
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"black leopard"
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"saturday and sunday"
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"well taken care"
in 12 reviews
"nursing home"
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"previous owners"
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"poor animals"
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"favorite animal"
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"their lives"
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"animal rescue"
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"self guided tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will fall in love with the dedication and work the staff does for these animals. They provide comfort, care, compassion, dignity, and respect for these wonderful creatures. This is a learning experience when going there. When you talk to the volunteers you understand how...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time here we found it accidentally while visiting the Solar City. The lady that runs this place is awesome and we really enjoyed our self guided tour. Call first the hours vary

1  Thank FishingFoolfla
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place. Small, clean, great place to visit. The animals are all rescues. If not for these dedicated people these animals would be euthanized. You are 5 feet away from their enclosures. They sanctuary was hit hard by the last hurricane. they are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteers are so kind and there’s an abundance of rescued critters at the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Special little sanctuary where they accept donations and volunteers are their mainstay. They do amazing beneficial work here. It was rather emotional - sad/happy. Sad that so many of these animals had to be rescued from abuse, neglect etc but then happy they are now...More

1  Thank Coco1231
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Easy to access. Get close to the animals and see beautiful rescued lions, tigers, coyotes and many other animals rescued from bad situations. Very reasonable admittance and just a very nice way to spend about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Tables and chairs are available...More

2  Thank MichiganMillionaire
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

So glad I visited Octagon with friends and family. This is such a wonderful haven for displaced animals. The care and dedication shown by worksers is heartwarming. Visiting with employees learned that many are volunteers, giving numerous days of their time to this sanctuary. On...More

1  Thank Florence C
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

No road sign for Horseshoe Road so we had a little trouble finding it until I turned on GPS. Somewhat depressing to see these animals in relatively small, old zoo type enclosures but this is better than the animals were receiving before being located here....More

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

They have a great story to tell about their purpose and it's nice to see these animals well cared for. They have a really nice selection of various species and you can see them well. Easy to walk around.

1  Thank dlyn
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We took our granddaughters today to Octagon. We accidentally drove past it (couldn’t see any sign off hwy 31) and went all the way to Arcadia. Turned around and used GPS to find it. Anyway, volunteers helped us understand the animals that we were looking...More

Thank Cindi K
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Cindy K
24 March 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My mother (94) pushed her walker around the place without trouble. Have fun.
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Su M
19 February 2018|
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Response from SoundCoMaster | Reviewed this property |
They were open limited hours on Saturday and Sundays.hours were listed on website and have been known to change. Calling in advance may also help
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daliebert
24 February 2017|
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Response from orlandogal22 | Reviewed this property |
The website - on the Home Page - has to the top right of the screen "No Pets Please." I'd imagine they would not allow them, even zippered in. Even though the sanctuary animals are in enclosures, you are close enough to... More
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