Coastal Connection

Produced by WFIT's General Manager, Terri Wright, Coastal Connection serves as your spotlight on the community. Each 5- min edition of Coastal Connection showcases a special event and/or not-for-profit organization in Brevard County, Florida.

According to Tracy Frampton, Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Hospital, it takes an estimated $2,300 to raise an otter from infancy to an age where they have a chance of surviving when released into the wild.  Video of babies.

The Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary is open 365 days a year to admit wildlife patients. They treat species that are of special concern, including the sandhill crane, the gopher tortoise, and the osprey.


  Are you looking for a new addition to your family? A pet would make a wonderful one. The Humane Society has a variety of cats, dogs, kittens, puppies, birds, rabbits, ferrets and other small animals that are looking for new "forever" homes with loving and caring individuals and/or families.  More




Does your dog love to travel with you? You and your family wear seat belts when riding in the car. Does your pet? If you have not considered it, here are seven important reasons why your dog should wear a pet car harness:

1. DISTRACTIONS - Your pet won’t be able to distract the person driving. Distractions can be very dangerous to the driver. Some dogs are naturally well-behaved in the vehicle but many have to be trained car-riding decorum. Why not train them in the dog seat belt instead?

2. SLAMMING ON BRAKES - Sudden unexpected stops won’t cause your pet to fly forward into the dash, the back seat, or onto the floor. Dog’s noses are very sensitive. Hitting their nose on the dash or back of the seat can be a very painful experience. Getthng thrown onto the floor can break limbs.

The East Coast Human Trafficking Task Force will host an Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast this Saturday January 9th from 8:30 am until noon.  The event will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church at 300 Malabar Ave in Palm Bay and will feature speakers, music and breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus.

Speakers include: Sgt Greg Allman-Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation Orlando, Dr. Leslie Gavin Devitt, Clinical Psychologist with Nemours Children's Health System and Dr. Anthony Davis of the No Limits Ministries. 


Estimates show that from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day an extra 5 million tons of waste is generated nationwide.  You can be green and save green$ with some simple "Waste-Less" Holiday Tips.  

There will be no Waste Management garbage recycling or yard waste collection in Brevard County on Friday, December 25th, 2015 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

West Melbourne customers scheduled for December 25th will be re-scheduled for Saturday December 26th

Palm Bay customers scheduled for December 25th will be re-scheduled for Saturday, December 26th.

Regular collection of all other cities and unincorporated areas of Brevard County will resume on the next scheduled pick-up

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