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...Brown Pelicans are typical of the many animals rescued by WR&E...

Phone: 713-643-WILD

E-Mail: squirrelgirl@tmparker.com

Wildlife Rehab & Education

PMB 340

2476 Bolsover

Houston, TX 77005

Caring for injured and orphaned wildlife

WILDLIFE REHAB & EDUCATION (WR&E)

Wildlife Rehab & Education was formed to meet the increasing need for wildlife assistance. Each year, thousands of injured or orphaned wild birds and mammals are received by WR&E licensed rehabilitators. The techniques used to care for these animals maximize their chances for survival when they are returned to their native habitat. WR&E volunteers attend training courses and seminars to acquire the specialized skills necessary to give these creatures the best care possible. Many local veterinarians also volunteer their time and expertise to help with medications, x-rays and surgical procedures.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

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. It is a humane and rewarding endeavor which benefits both wildlife and people. By caring for individual animals, we are gathering information that is relevant to entire species and gives us a better understanding of how these creatures relate to our world in its entirety.

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY

WR&E provides trained speakers to address civic groups, businesses, schools and other organizations interested in native wildlife. The focus is on the rehabilitation process and how we can best share the environment in which we live with these wild creatures that enrich our lives. If it is appropriate and safe, non-releasable wild animals accompany the speaker as part of the presentation.

WHY IS WILDLIFE REHAB & EDUCATION NECESSARY?

The Texas Gulf Coast is a haven for migratory birds and home for many native birds and mammals. Due to the increasing number of people in the Houston-Galveston area, many animals are:

Hit by cars

Injured by pets

Poisoned

Shot illegally

Kept as "petsi"

Displaced by habitat destruction

Entangled in fences, traps, fishing lines, etc

...conditions caused by humans, NOT "Mother Nature".

Wildlife Rehab & Education