The Wildlife Center of Texas is a non-profit animal welfare group whose mission is to care for injured, ill and orphaned wildlife through rehabilitation, public education, and release. It was established to meet the need for wildlife assistance in the Greater Houston/Upper Gulf Coast. It caters to up to 9,000 injured, ill, and/or orphaned wild animals each year.
The group has several programs which enable them to make a difference in the community. This includes wildlife rehabilitation (emergency care, long-term rehabilitation, conditioning for release, and eventually releasing animals back to the wild), environmental education and assistance through phone inquiries as well as the “Peaceful Coexistence” house located at the center, and handling oiled wildlife.
Members of the community can help through donating financially. These funds are used to cover the costs of getting rid of parasites and diseases that may plague the animals under their care, vaccinations, food, and other needs. Interested parties can send in their help through this LINK.
The Wildlife Center can be found at 7007 Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024. It is open from Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening and on weekends from 9:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon. They can be reached through email at info@WildlifeCenterofTexas.org as well as through phone at 713-861-9453. For more information about this animal rescue group, please visit their website at http://www.wildlifecenteroftexas.org.