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.