2019 Dine On The Wild Side



SATURDAY MAY 11 2019 Celebrating 25th annual “DINE ON THE WILDSIDE” at the St Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park.

HAWKE Inc (Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education), hawkewildlife.org a 501 c (3) non-profit rehabilitation and educational organization announces its 25th Annual “Dine on the Wild Side” Fundraiser Benefit to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5 to 9 PM The ticketed event will be held and sponsored by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. The public is invited to this event, your ticket includes a wild Saturday of fun exclusive evening at a major attraction  and a complete dinner this is a great deal.  Bring your mom for a Mothers day gift its something the entire family will enjoy.  There are no state or federal funds for wildlife rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. HAWKE Inc., a professional 501 3 not for profit private facility started in 1987, cares for owls and hawks and other birds, but has special facilities for difficult and endangered species with trained professionals to care for them around the clock. Extreme species such as eagles, falcons, bobcats, and river otters and more need 24-hour care and very few facilities are set up for them . HAWKE’s  goal is to release animals back to the wild, giving them a second chance at life.They also have trained birds of prey  and give wildlife environmental programs for schools, groups even private celebrations . website hawkewildlife.org  Donations and fundraisers are the main support for HAWKE. Melanie Stage, president of HAWKE, reminds the public that the Alligator Farm is much more than a recognized zoo, its natural wild bird breeding sanctuary. There are also many varied educational exhibits with the wildlife. You and your family will enjoy exclusive use of the entire park from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event includes a guided boardwalk tour of the bird rookery where thousands of nesting, wading birds, herons, egrets, endangered wood storks and roseate spoonbills can be viewed and with their young. You can get close up photographs of many  rare creatures and birds.  See the new exhibit “Oasis of the Nile. You can sit down and eat while enjoying the live music.

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HAWKE Success Stories!


Here's what all the hard work is for!

Here's a baby bobcat (on the right) that was brought in to us by FGAF agents because it's mother had been killed.
He's doing great and has been ontroduced to our permacare bobcats so he can be released.

HAWKE Programs


Teaching kids and adults about our wild neighbors

For many years HAWKE has been going into classroms and civic organizations to teach about animal rescue and rehabilitation. We bring bird ambassadors with us to make the connection with our audience that no powerpoint slide could.Emphasis is placed on the ecological and moral responsibility we have toward the animals we share the planet with. In addition to a talk and meet and greet with the bird ambassadors, a Q & A is done and pictures are allowed.
HAWKE educational items will be available for sale and Adopt-A-Critter certificates available. Call (904) 692-1777 to schedule your event today...

HAWKE's popular adoption program has new adoptees

Since the beginning, HAWKE has offered a direct way for ordinary folks to directly impact the lives of the wounded animals living under our care. The Adopt-A-Critter program has a new recipient and she needs your love too!Dances with Clouds m the Swallow Tailed Kite is the latest addition to our permacare population. Click Here for Adopt-A-Critter

Membership really does have it's perks!

Whether you believe in karma or just want the good feeling of doing the right thing, joining HAWKE can do both. By becoming a member, you're joining an organization that's been helping animals and birds wounded mostly by human cause, to live.Become a member of HAWKE and for $50 and up automatically includes a family membership. For an Individual / or family membership and donations up to $49, you receive a color photo of one of our patients. Continue Reading