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As Tampa's most inclusive animal rescue organization, our mission is to save the world one critter at a time.
We accept most animals in need, as space and resources allow, and give as much love to an unwanted former pet tarantula as to an orphaned fawn. With several state licenses for wildlife rehabilitation and permanent housing, and local veterinary assistance with medical care, we are able to provide for all of our animals needs. But because most of our animals have been neglected or mistreated by humans, or are wildlife preparing to return to freedom, we keep all outside human contact to a minimum. Here the residents who are not releasable receive love, shelter, and daily care, and live out their lives in quiet contentment.
A to Z Menagerie is a seven-acre animal sanctuary located in rural Hillsborough County, Florida. The grounds are divided into refuges dedicated to different animal species. We house abandoned horses and other large grazing animals in our five primary pastures. Exotic birds such as peafowl and parrots are secure in coops and flight cages within one of our paddocks. Wildlife - deer, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, and the like - enjoy large cages close to the neighboring environmental conservation land where they will eventually be released. Domestics and reptiles enjoy the safety of indoor accommodations. Once rescued, our animals live in sanctuary. And even though we rescue carnivores, none of our rescued friends - whether rabbit, rat, or bird - ever become food. We purchase farm-raised, humanely euthanized food for our predators.
We are a Florida-based animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the world one critter at a time.
Unlike most animal rescue groups, we offer sanctuary to a wide variety of animals - any species our shelter is able to accommodate. We provide permanent homes for unwanted, neglected, or abused domestic, exotic, and agricultural animals. We also rescue and rehabilitate for release to the wild orphaned, abandoned, sick, or injured wildlife.
Those who are gone will not be forgotten;
Raised from infancy or mended from broken.
So many successes are now roaming wild,
Or in happy homes, a person's loved child.
But some not so lucky, too broken and weak,
Pass out of our reaching, the next life to seek.
Yet mourn not the loss, or cry at their passing;
In their short time with us they knew Love Everlasting.
They were not abandoned, nor alone left to lay;
"In Loving Memory" we celebrate their lives every day.
- Renee Zegarski
During these difficult financial times we are desperately in need of monetary donations to maintain the over 80 animals we currently house. We are an I.R.S. approved non-profit agency and all donations are tax deductible.
Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services charitable organization registration number: CH32357. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.