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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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Address: 41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
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Beautiful animals with room to move around

These animals came from mistreatment and abuive handling. It was great to see them being handled with caring and love. Mostly volunteers take care of these animals - beautiful... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

These animals came from mistreatment and abuive handling. It was great to see them being handled with caring and love. Mostly volunteers take care of these animals - beautiful lions tigers and bears plus some!!!

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Thank Golfer023
Punta Gorda, Florida
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84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Every visitor to our home and area gets the opportunity to visit this place! Always a greAt experience and always encourage the donation to help the burds

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Thank Jan L
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The people at the sanctuary are doing something that needs to be done, giving big cats and other large animals a second chance at life. This is not a wildlife safari, but it also is not a zoo. Please help them do their work.

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Thank charliedg2016
Grayslake, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Volunteers with knowledge about the animals take you on a tour to see animals that have been rescued from carnivals and circuses. They are in large cages in this natural area which covers several acres. They are fed and cared for by volunteers who obviously love the animals and the work that they do. It was an awesome tour and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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128 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What well cared for and caring volunteers. All the animals are obviously very well tended and cared for by the volunteers. I left feeling like humanity is taking to heart our responsibility to set the wrongs of those who abuse our beautiful world and animals. The grounds and animal enclosures are beautiful and a lovely day to bring snacks and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This place is amazing. They take in animals that have been mistreated and abused and give them attention with kindness.

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Thank Gidge24
Buckingham, Florida
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7 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this sanctuary on 3/26/17. Beautiful sanctuary and wonderful people that volunteer their time to help the animals. All of the animals are rescues and while their stories are sad it's so awesome to see these animals get a second chance

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Thank Paul H
Bloomington, Minnesota
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104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary is open to the general public without an appointment on Saturday and Sunday. They ask that you check on availability to visit weekdays, 9 - noon. We went today (Monday), and were able to tour the facility. We were closer to these exotic animals than I ever have been before. This is a rehab center and... More 

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Thank jk5853
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 and 6 year old granddaughters here late on a Saturday morning. The staff was friendly and several times took the time to point out an exhibit that we may have missed. The girls loved it and it was a great opportunity for us to educate them about the bad practices that caused these animals to end... More 

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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place. Really sweet animals. Their stories were really sad. Not sure why people think exotic animals would be good pets? It seems like the care takers at the sanctuary take good care of them and at least they are in a good place now

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