In the interest of spreading a bit of joy, we’ve gathered a list of local animal organizations' Facebook pages. Follow for good feelings, and think about visiting and/or trying a voluntourism trip to one or more, when the current situation clears.

We also hope you'll keep an eye out for individual Giving Challenges and think about helping if you can. 

Animal Welfare League

AWL is offering plenty of videos and animal stories to keep you occupied. 

Lemon Bay Conservancy

Their new online series, "Beauty All Around Us," is full of beautiful photos and interesting information. Subscribe or view it online.

Little Bear Sanctuary

Focusing more on domestic/"farm" animals, Little Bear rescue has a lot of fun videos featuring pigs, cows, donkeys, and goats. 

Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary

This local exotic animal sanctuary offers videos of lions, tigers, bears, wolves, etc., as well as some behind-the-scenes insights. 

Peace River Audubon Society

Sharing member videos and photos, their's is a great page to get a taste of the outdoors if you can't get there.

Peace River Wildlife Center

With uplifting videos of wildlife releases, informative and fun blogs from their head veterinarian, Dr. Robin, and more, the PRWC's page is definitely one to follow. 

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven

View hundreds of videos of the 200 rescue cats housed at Puffy Paws Kitty Haven Rescue and catch their two weekly shows: "Hanging With The Kitties" and "The Pop Culture Antique Museum Show." (Of course, the latter doesn't include animals, but it's still wild!) Click their name above for their website or visit and follow their Facebook page, here.

Southwest Florida Horse Rescue

This local organization routinely takes in dire abuse and neglect cases and turns them into happy, healthy—and often happily adopted—horses. They post many photos documenting the horses’ stories, as well as videos. Think about participating in their online Mother’s Day auction.

Suncoast Humane Society - Update

As of this writing, they've cleared their shelter! Still worth following, as they share updates on their adopted and foster animals.

We hope you find plenty of "wild things" to keep you occupied and connected right now!