HOW WE OPERATE
TWRC Wildlife Center treats injured, ill, displaced, and orphaned wildlife native to Harris County and its surrounding areas. Our urban wildlife facility located on the west side of town on Hammerly Blvd., at the Beltway 8, specializes in treating songbirds, small mammals, and reptiles. Species we frequently accept are squirrels, opossums, rabbits, raccoons, birds of prey, waterfowl, migratory birds, turtles, and snakes.
Our facility receives over 5,000 patients a year, and we firmly believe they all deserve the right to receive quality medical care from experienced and knowledgeable caring individuals.
We try our best to accommodate all wildlife in need, but the reality is, we have restrictions out of our control that may prevent us from serving every rescuer that seeks our help.
Our goal is to provide injured wildlife with rehabilitation for eventual release back into the wild.
Wildlife that comes through our Vet Room receives continued care with an experienced, permitted wildlife rehabilitator who cares for critically injured and neonate animals in their home-based facility or the stable, less injured animals remain onsite in one of our Animal Care Programs. When these openings are full, TWRC is temporarily unable to accept more wildlife for care until an opening becomes available.
17% of the Center’s resources come from individuals who bring wildlife to us for care, and we don’t receive any government funds to support our work with suffering wildlife. TWRC must continually seek ways to bring in the funding necessary to meet this shortfall we experience every year.
With fixed accommodations for wildlife, we must also regulate the number of non-native, invasive species we receive for care, giving priority placement to our native species. We are not able to care for the large amounts of these species we receive each year without tremendous impact to the care of our native species.
Please review the list below to read more about the invasive species in our area and to be able to identify them accurately. We also recommend you call 713-468-8972 ahead to verify if we have room for your animal. If we have no openings, we will do our best to offer you a referral.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.