At TWRC we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all living things. We value the lives of every animal that enters our care and vow to treat each animal humanely and with respect and compassion. Although our goal is to release all animals back to the wild, we hold ourselves accountable to do what is best for each individual animal.
Through our outreach programs we aim to help the public understand the importance of conservation and to gain an appreciation of native Texas wildlife. We are committed to educating the public about wildlife as a means to encourage people to coexist with the wild animals who share our environment.
TWRC provides a community for people who are dedicated to Texas wildlife. We value and care about each other — working to inspire, challenge and support our fellow wildlife caregivers. Although many of us are volunteers, we aspire to a level of professionalism in everything we do.
The staff and volunteers of TWRC strive to develop future leaders in the wildlife field. Through our work with the Boy and Girl scouts and local colleges, we actively seek out and then train tomorrow’s wildlife workers. By openly showing our enthusiasm for conserving native Texas wildlife, we establish bold visions and purposefulness in the next generation.
1979 Ixtoc was an exploratory oil well being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico. On June 3rd, the well suffered a blowout resulting in one of largest oil spills in history. As a result of this disaster, a group of 100 volunteers were trained to care for any...
Services provided by TWRC Wildlife Center include an emergency room for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife, as well as a help-line; both the emergency room and the help-line operate 7 days a week. A veterinarian is on staff to assist with training and...
It takes many people to keep a facility such as ours running smoothly. This help usually comes in the form of volunteers and interns, however we do have a few permanent staff members that are here everyday all year-long.
Since 1979, TWRC Wildlife Center has been committed to providing quality emergency care and rehabilitation for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife brought to us by the public. Through education, and engaging the public in wildlife-care programs,...
Paid and unpaid internships and animal volunteers are available depending on need and staff availability throughout the year.
Summer Wildlife Camp Counselor Internship 2016
Unpaid Summer Internship
Our mission at the TWRC Wildlife Center is...
A wildlife rehabilitator should strive to achieve high standards of animal care through knowledge and an understanding of the field. Continuing efforts must be made to keep informed of current rehabilitation information, methods, and regulations.