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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HAWKE Wildlife presents their 2019 Spring Open House will be held on Sunday MAY 26th from 1:00 – and ends 4:00 p.m. at the Elkton, FL wildlife sanctuary. The event is open to individuals for only $25 donation or families $35 donation with all tax-deductible proceeds going directly to wildlife care. HAWKE also welcomes people who are already members, donors, volunteers, invited guests, interested media representatives, and those who have provided, publicity, supplies or other much-needed support and services to attend. Email for directions to the sanctuary.

Enjoy personal tours of the ICU, feed and hospital rooms and outdoor facilities, plus meet educational wildlife ambassadors: Their new Kestrel, Barred, Great Horned and Screech Owls, Mohawk the Red Shouldered Hawk, playful river otters, turtles and other wildlife. There is also Edgar A. Poe, the albino talking crow and his friend, the beautiful Swallow Tail Kite. We will be releasing a hawk they rehabilitated at 2:30 great experience.

For the wellbeing and protection of wildlife undergoing rehabilitation, they will not be shown. This is a twice a year opportunity to see where all donations to HAWKE go and how they are used every day of the year 24/7 for wildlife rehabilitation. This is also an excellent opportunity to ask questions and learn environmental, conservation and wildlife facts from the founder, a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator who has devoted her life to saving native wildlife and educating the public about wildlife issues.

HAWKE-Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education is a Federal and Florida 501 (3) non-profit whose missions is rehabilitation and giving wildlife a second chance. HAWKE has been assisting the public and law enforcement with wildlife emergencies and saving wildlife free of charge since 1987. HAWKE depends mainly on donations, fundraisers and volunteers to continue to help birds, mammals and reptiles there is no federal or state funding, HAWKE educates the public about wildlife, conservation and the environment promoting the respect, appreciation, protection & preservation of our natural environment and the wildlife that depends on it to survive.

Support HAWKE’s work to save wildlife by making a donation or becoming a member through our website, www.hawkewildlife.org or by mailing a check to HAWKE, Inc., P.O. Box 188. Elkton, FL 32033. Single membership is $25.00 and a family membership is $35.00, which includes special events and bi-annual newsletter. All donations are fully tax-deductible. Call (904) 692-1777 or email Cain-Stage at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or any questions.

No pets or school groups. No Photos Allowed except for at Bird release at 2:30pm

Melanie Cain-Stage (HAWKE Founder/President. Florida State & Federally Licensed. Wildlife Rehabilitator since 1979)
PO BOX 188
Elkton Fl 32033
(904) 692-1777

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Website: www.hawkewildlife.org
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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.

Back by demand We have JERRY STALVEY’S BBQ  for the same price as 2014

BBQ Chicken, Baked beans, coleslaw rolls, tea and dessert only. $45 age 12 & up $30 for kids 5 to 11 or also available, wonderful veggie meals donated by Gypsy Cab gypsycab.com and salads from The Black Molly Grill theblackmollygrill.com and other dishes. Beer and wine may be purchased from the snack bar. Advance Veggie Dinner Sale Tickets are only $35.00 for ages 12 & up, $20 for ages 5-11, 4 & under Free if share meal no ticket for both BBQ and Veggie. Starting April 1st you can purchase your ticket for  an all-day, come-and-go park pass for the Alligator Farm with your ticket please send a stamped self-addressed envelope with your check, or online purchase receipt, To HAWKE INC. PO BOX 188 Elkton Fl 32033 deadline May 6th. Or you can also purchase an advance discounted tickets Starting April 10 th  at these locations: the St. Augustine Alligator Farm gift shop, Music Matters at Riverside Plaza or at the St. Johns Vet Clinic Pet Store on US 1 North of Target. Advance tickets are available online, starting April 1st via credit card, at www.hawkewildlife.org. Your ticket must be bought on line  by May 8th  and your tickets will be waiting for you at the door . Starting at 4:30  PM day of event .  Very Limited BBQ dinner tickets available at the door ($50 age 12 & up kids 5-11 $35 and  Veggie $40 Kids $25 .Go to www.hawkewildlife.org to purchase tickets or call 692-1777 for more information. Help HAWKE continue to help wildlife  have a second chance.

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Here are ways to help you come tax time or gains on stocks etc that could go to HAWKE and save you taxes.
I you can have your broker or banker your normal required minimum distribution check for your IRA account directly to HAWKE several people do this plus gains on funds making interest . For more information contact Melanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before your taxes are due.
You can do it anytime  during the year.


HAWKE Announces  FALL  Open House  Sunday December 2nd  please join now and support native wildlife

HAWKE, the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, Inc. Announces their FALL OPEN HOUSE, For current members, HAWKE new members and Special Invited guests. You can join now by going to HAWKE’ s website or send a check to HAWKE,Inc P.O.BOX 188 Elkton Fl. 32033 It will be held a on Sunday December 2nd  from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This event will directly benefit HAWKE’s ongoing mission of rehabilitation of  injured and orphaned wildlife with the goal of a second chance to freedom.

The event will be held at the HAWKE professional rehabilitation facility in Elkton,  St. Johns Co Florida. Email HAWKE for directions. This members-only  event and will feature personal tours of the rehabilitation facility, refreshments, and getting to meet  the educational birds. Come out and meet the volunteers and officers of HAWKE and president Melanie Cain Stage will be glad to answer your questions  Waiting for your visit will be : a Peregrine Falcon, Barred, Great Horned, and Screech owls, plus Mohawk our Red Shouldered Hawk . You can enjoy watching the antics our 3 playful river otters, they love to put on a show. You will enjoy one of our most entertaining birds " Edgar A. Poe" the albino talking crow he says hi and bye and his friend the Swallow Tail Kite. Poe and others  will be shown on a falconers glove. We also have turtles. and other wildlife.  Our ICU patient room, feed room, hospital room,and outdoor animal housing facility will be open for the tour. However, for the protection of the animals, wildlife under rehabilitation will not be on display. This is a chance to see where your donations go an learn environmental information and interesting facts about these amazing creatures close up and personal.

We extend this special invitation to current members, individuals who have been volunteers, and those people who have donated advertising, money, services, or supplies and helped at our center.  Guests are welcome if they plan to join HAWKE that day they must email ahead and bring a check or pay pal receipt. A single membership is only $25.00. A family membership donation (one house hold ) is only $35.00 - You can also donate more. Enjoy soft drinks and homemade goodies under the moss-covered oaks.  We will be releasing a bird of prey at 2:00

Call Melanie Stage at 692-1777 for more information and email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can also get information and join by credit card and print out sheet from the HAWKE website, www.hawkewildlife.org. Donations are tax deductible and include open house and newsletters twice a year. We hope to see you there!



21st Annual Raintree Benefit Dinner for H.A.W.K.E Sunday November 11th 2018 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Potato Leek Soup
Warm Romaine Wedge Salad (With Blue Cheese Crumbles).
Sautéed Pork Scalopini Veronique With Organic Melon & Grapes Veggie options available, Mozart Chocolate Mousse Martini.
Includes Tip & coffee or ice tea
Cash Bar Available for Alcoholic Beverages (not included with price)

Help HAWKE a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and education organization helping NE Florida wildlife for over 30 years. Support our benefit and have a great time. Our dinner is to be held in the upstairs private dining room of this beautiful down town restaurant on San Marco Ave. Everything is included in the price even the tip! Advanced paid seating only and Limited to 55 people. In addition to dinner enjoy a birds of prey demonstration by HAWKE curator and president, Melanie Cain-Stage. HAWKE depends on fundraisers and memberships to support the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of injured wild birds, mammals and reptiles. The dinner is limited to 55 People. Its only $85 dollars for members, $90 for non members. You can get a discount for groups also $5.00 off for couples. If send a check to HAWKE PO Box 188 Elkton Fl 320033. Tickets online are $90.00 for member, $95.00 for non members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. You can give $15.00 more and it will include a hawke membership. If you need a non meat or non pork entrée call Melanie at (904) 692-1777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 2 days ahead of time. We can also seat you with your friends.


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Elkton, FL. 32033
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