Sylvester the peacock woke the owner, Jim Bronzo, during the fire. In ancient Persia and Babylonia peacocks were seen as special guardians.

A fire destroyed the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary (Website) in the middle of the night, killing 31 of the 300+ animals that the owner had on the property. Including three of his four dogs.

In response, a number of local businesses and organizations have held fundraisers to help rebuild, including an upcoming event this Sunday, February 17 at Tactical Brewing which is hosting an event from 1-5 p.m. at their Baldwin Park microbrewery, located at 4882 New Broad Street [GMap].

Local Love Orlando will be hosting their own event on Monday, February 25 at The Abbey in South Eola featuring a new backdrop for their infamous photo booths, available throughout the event.

Prints will also be available for purchase with all proceeds going towards a fund to rebuild the animal sanctuary.

The space has been donated by The Abbey and food is provided by Maxine’s on Shine. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle.

Entry is a suggested $25 at the door.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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