The Wildlife Center of Texas is preparing for the aftermath of the heavy rain and flooding that may take a toll on our native Texas wildlife. The National Weather Service has also issued flood warnings and advisories to various areas of Harris County. The Wildlife Center of Texas has already seen an increase in baby doves, store songbirds and ground dwelling mammals due to the storms. In addition, the torrential weather is expected to continue through the rest of today and into tomorrow.
If you find injured or orphaned wildlife at any time, put it in a box with soft rags, keep it as warm as possible, and place it in a quiet dark place. Do not attempt to give it any food or water and take it to the Wildlife Center of Texas.
The Wildlife Center of Texas is the region’s largest wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center and is open 7 days a week to care for any injured, ill or orphaned wildlife. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to accept wild animals in need, including victims from the recent storms. They are located in the Heights next to the Houston SPCA at 7007 Old Katy Road.
In addition, the Wildlife Center of Texas desperately needs donations of dry cat and dog food to help feed the storm victims until they are ready to be released back into the wild.