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Nocturnal Wildlife

The Wildlife Center of Texas has been getting many calls and emails from concerned homeowners that are finding a higher than usual number of nocturnal wildlife out during the day.  The majority are displaced from their dens during the heavy rains.  Urban wildlife tends to use our drain systems for dens and when they become flooded the animals look for a dryer spot until the water goes down. They will return to their former area when things dry up a bit.  It is predicted that we will receive more rain so for the next week you may notice displaced wildlife.  A lady from a company called during the height of one of the storms this week about a very wet raccoon sitting on their porch.  When we explained what was going on they felt sorry for the little guy and even threw a towel out on the porch for it to sit on or wrap up in while it was waiting out the storm.  During the stormy weather some nocturnal wildlife are not able to hunt so if they have gone several nights without eating they may forage during the day. If you do find wildlife that has been injured, ill or orphaned you can take it to the Wildlife Center of Texas, if you are not sure about the situation please call the center at {713} 861-9453 for more information.

2012 Year in Review

Please help us help them!  Click here and make a donation to the Wildlife Center of Texas to help support this very important mission. Here are just a few of the over 9000 patients that have been in care at the hospital and husbandry center.  The Wildlife Center of Texas receives no city, state or federal funding; your generosity will help continue assistance to wildlife in need.

Wildlife Center of Texas Open House

The Wildlife Center of Texas The Wildlife Center of Texas enjoyed another successful Open House.  The evening celebrated the dedication of hard working volunteers, generous supporters and our skilled veterinarians.  Two businesses that have partnered with the Wildlife Center of Texas in coming to the aid of our wildlife were also honored -  Moody Gardens for the donation of food for our water birds and Naegeli Transportation for help in transporting supplies.   The Wildlife Center of Texas also thanks Kroger for the appetizers, Banfi for the wine tasting, and Lindy Pollard and his jazz band for the wonderful sounds that set the relaxing tone of the night.  The evening included light refreshments, raffle and silent auction, music and a tour of the Wildlife Center including stations set up to show case our many wildlife ambassadors and provide environmental education.  A great time was had by all and everyone is already looking forward to next year’s Wildlife Center of Texas Open House! Click here to supportThe Wildlife Center of Texas

Chevron…Human Energy

The Wildlife Center of Texas appreciates the more than 50 Chevron employees who spent two mornings helping to build panels for flight cages. The Chevron Humankind volunteers helped construct the panels that will be utilized in a new specialized flight cage.  The cage will meet all of the newest federal regulations for housing birds of prey.  The Wildlife Center of Texas will use the new flight to condition for release hawks, falcons, owls, vultures and eagles that have been injured, ill or are orphaned.  This cage will help aid with the healing process of these birds.  Thank you Chevron employees who braved the cool temperatures and wind on Friday and Saturday.

2012 Fall WCT Newsletter

There's a lot to keep up with at the Wildlife Center of Texas.  This year has seen the rescue of a White Tailed Hawk, the annual WCT Golf Tournament, returning animals to the wild and promoting wildlife education and internships.  Click the link below to read more about all the amazing stories that take place thanks to the  generous support from people just like you.     Click here to read the Fall 2012 Wildlife Center of Texas Newsletter

Fall Migration is Underway

Fall migration has brought birds from the tiniest hummingbird to the largest red-tailed hawk.  While the Wildlife Center of Texas wishes no bird was injured but many times they hit power lines, cars or windows.  The Wildlife Center of Texas staff and volunteers care for these injured migrants with love and care and try to get them healed quickly so they can continue on their journey.  Some will have to winter over and then rejoin their friends during spring migration.  The Wildlife Center of Texas thanks all the caring rescuers who take the time to bring these injured birds to the Wildlife Center.    

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels and more Squirrels

The summer rains have provided plenty of food for area squirrels resulting in maximum number of babies in their litters.  However, because of last year’s drought many trees are still being taken down and along with them squirrels are left homeless.  Attempts have been made to reunite mothers and their babies but usually to no avail. The Wildlife Center is already housing over 175 squirrels as well as aiding in the care of about 50 squirrels with off-site permitted rehabilitators.  A call went out to WCT volunteers and they have responded in force along with our affiliate, the Houston SPCA who provided employees and volunteers to help feed and care for all the babies.  Baby bird season is over so there is plenty of room at the Wildlife Center to care for all the current babies as well as others who find their way to the Wildlife Center of Texas door. Items that the Center uses to feed and care for the babies are walnuts, pecans, fresh vegetables, gently used soft baby blankets or flannel, and special formulas. One of our biggest expenses are the heated aquarium covers that provide ambient heat for the babies, they are $150.00 each plus shipping via our Amazon.com wish list.  If you would like to donate toward the care of these little ones it is appreciated. Please enjoy some of the candid shots of our baby squirrel nursery in full swing.  

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