ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. -- Normally a lot of baby animals is a good thing. In this instance, a wildlife organization is having a hard time rescuing and relocating the animals.
Wildlife Inc. on Bradenton Beach is overflowing with baby animals and is asking for the public's help funding its program.
The educational and rehabilitation center says nearly 20,000 people move to Sarasota and Manatee counties each year. Deer and fawns continue to be pushed out by the development as the places to release the animals continue to shrink.
The nonprofit just released four young otters and has set up a fundraiser to help feed more than 150 animals. Some of the wildlife it cares for include six fawns, a young fox, 18 red-shouldered baby hawks and other birds of prey, songbirds, baby raccoons, and squirrels.
It operates out of a backyard of a home. Many of the birds are still being nursed back to health after the spread of red tide seen across the coast of Florida.
The organization also reminds people not to separate a fawn from its mother, which is normally nearby -- even if not in sight.
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