Featured CWR

Melissa Fox

How long have you been rehabilitating wildlife?

7 1/2 years.
What is your favorite animal you work with?
Brown Pelican. They are dogs with wings.
Did you always know you wanted to be involved with wildlife?
Yes! I grew up in MN surrounded by wildlife. It has always been my passion.
What is an animal you dream to work with?
Shoebill Stork
Do you work with other rehabbers or do you work independently?
I work with several rehabbers. We are also a teaching hospital, so I work with 50+ students from all over the planet.
Do you work with all species? If no, which groups of animals do you concentrate on?
I work in SWFL and we see all species. We are also a sea turtle hospital.
Do you have any pets?
Yes. 3 dogs. They are my kids.
What are some of your hobbies?
I am an artist so I love to paint. I am also into making resin jewelry. During covid lockdown I got into sewing really cute animal masks. I wrote and illustrated two children’s books. I have not had them printed yet.
Do you volunteer for other organizations?
If you could travel anywhere in the world specifically for wildlife sighting, where would you go?
I would love to go to Australia to see opossum, wombats and Tasmanian devils.