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Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

Fired Largo seabird sanctuary founder still fundraising for non-profit

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A seabird sanctuary founder is continuing to seek donations for his nonprofit, even after being fired and replaced by his son. Now the two generations are heading to court. Ralph Heath, 71, founded Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in 1972 as a not-for-profit corporation. Located in Indian Shores, Suncoast hit some turbulence recently when Heath’s children started taking control of the business. In a suit filed against their father, the children claim Heath took donations from the sanctuary for personal use. A…

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