Our Animal Preserve is more than an education facility. It is a home to more 130 animals. We care for Big Cats, small exotic, domestic and farm animals. 

Established in May 2001. Receiving our Non-Profit 501 (C)(3) status January 18, 2002. We strive to increase public awarenessof the steady decline in certain species & exotic and endangered animals. 

Kowiachobee Animal Preserve is licensed by:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and  U.S.D.A"Respecting All Animals" is the key to their survival.  The time is now to open ourselves to this awareness.  If we do not do this now, our grandchildren may never have the opportunity to see these animals other than in a text book.  At KAP we are all volunteers.  We have been working with exotic animals for many years.  Our board consists of four directors who are highly motivated and dedicated to our cause.  We have a variety of volunteers who help us on a daily basis to make everything happen for Kowiachobee and YOU! 

Noemi Negron

Director of Ops


We take great pride in our unique assortment of on-site animal residents. Visit our photo galleries to see some of our furry family.

John & Grace Slaby

Pam Rienhart

Assistant Staff & Interns

Dan Kozlow

VolunteerS WANTED

Calling all animal lovers! Here at KAP, we are always on the lookout for new faces to join our dedicated team of volunteers.

There are many ways to get involved.

Click below to learn more.

Brandi frushour verder

Senior Advisor

Public Relations

Mission & Vision

Kowiachobee is an educational and learning facility, as well a shelter for hurt, or distressed wild, exotic & domestic animals. We provide donation based lectures and presentations to the community.

Animal Welfare


Board of Directors

Grace Slaby

Working to preserve endangered species through public awareness & education!


John Slaby

President of the Fund