Wildlife rehabilitation is the care of injured or orphaned wild animals with the specific goal of returning them to their native habitat with an optimal chance of survival. This involves emergency care, long-term rehabilitation, conditioning for release and ultimately, release back into the wild.
Wildlife rehabilitation is a humane and rewarding endeavor, which benefits both wildlife and people. Caring for individual animals, we gather information that is relevant to the entire species and gives us a better understanding of how these creatures relate to our world in its entirety.
The state-of-the-art Wildlife Center of Texas is located in central Houston. This location is central for Houston and the nine surrounding counties. The Wildlife Center is staffed by experienced state and federally permitted wildlife rehabilitators, on-site veterinarians and veterinary technicians and knowledgeable volunteers.
All injured, sick and orphaned native wild animals are accepted. The Wildlife Center has NEVER turned away an injured, sick or orphaned native wild animal.
The Wildlife Center of Texas is open 7 days a week and can be reached by phone at 713-861-WILD. The phone is constantly monitored, but sometimes we are caught with our hands full, so please leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.