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Captive Wildlife Announcements

Notifications of receipt of Petition for Variance or Waiver

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on July 8, 2021, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, received a petition for a waiver from subparagraph 68A-6.010(3)(b)2., Florida Administrative Code, that sets out the land area requirement for facilities housing Class II wildlife. The petition was submitted by Gena Walck of Heaven Help Us Animal Refuge.

A copy of the Petition for Variance or Waiver may be obtained by contacting: Capt. Kara Hooker, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Captive Wildlife Program, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 or by calling (850)488-6253.

Florida Administrative Code In Review

The FWC Captive Wildlife Office is currently reviewing Rule 68A-6.018, F.A.C., related to the reporting requirements for injuries, bites, and escapes involving captive wildlife in an effort to increase public safety, animal welfare, and consistency of our rules. We welcome comments in regards to this rule topic and encourage submission of comments through the rulemaking comments form.

Public Meeting Notices

The FWC Captive Wildlife Office will be hosting public meetings to encourage input on Captive Wildlife regulations in Florida regarding reporting requirements for injuries, bites and escapes involving captive wildlife (Rule 68A-6.018, F.A.C.).

Palm Beach Gardens - August 3, 2021, 6-8 PM
Embassy Suites PGA Boulevard – Palm Beach Gardens
4350 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Tampa - September 15, 2021, 6-8 PM
Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon
10220 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619