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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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friendly staff, great experience

Our family really enjoyed going here. They had a lot of interesting animals to see. They even had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sara D
Such a beautiful place and mission!

Such a great mission going on here for the anamals they are saving and taking care of. What... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saundra C
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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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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"wildlife sanctuary"
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"lions and tigers"
in 9 reviews
"abused animals"
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"black leopard"
in 5 reviews
"saturday and sunday"
in 4 reviews
"amazing animals"
in 5 reviews
"second chance"
in 5 reviews
"nursing home"
in 5 reviews
"well taken care"
in 12 reviews
"previous owners"
in 3 reviews
"poor animals"
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"favorite animal"
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"self guided tour"
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"their lives"
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"animal rescue"
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"an eye opener"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family really enjoyed going here. They had a lot of interesting animals to see. They even had sunscreen and bug spray at different shaded areas with tables. Really a good time, and affordable too with the Groupon deal.

Thank Sara D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great mission going on here for the anamals they are saving and taking care of. What impressed me the most was how clean the facility was and all the animal enclosures. You had a great view of all the animals and we got...More

Thank Saundra C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. It was nice being able to get up close to all the animals. Much better than a zoo! It’s not an all day event- Maybe just an hour or two. We purchased the groupon.

Thank Danielle W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Wildlife Sanctuary is amazing, they have tigers, lions, panthers , parrots and other assorted wildlife. This is set as a no kill sanctuary and some of these animals were abused, turned in by owners who did not realize the kind of care they would...More

Thank edodge
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

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

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 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 2 May 2018

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

1  Thank simple7008
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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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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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