You can help area wildlife displaced by recent storms

Friday, June 19, 2015

Tropical Storm Bill and other recent storms are keeping local wildlife centers very busy.

TWRC Wildlife Center says they are seeing an increase in animal admissions due to the recent wind, heavy rains and flooding. Volunteers are always needed to help care for and feed the wildlife in need, especially during these busy spring and summer months. One of the ways you can help is by becoming a "Baby Bird Volunteer" These folks provided on-site care at TWRC's Hammerly location for baby birds, doing things like preparing their species specific food and feeding these tiny birds. These volunteers are a critical part of TWRC's mission to get these babies well and back into the wild where they belong.

Each summer, an average of 2000 baby birds are brought into the center by caring individuals and families.

Volunteers have to be at least 15 years old, but kids ages 12-14 can participate with a parent or guardian.

The next Baby Bird Orientation is this Saturday. You can find out more here:

The Wildlife Center of Texas also helps injured and displaced wildlife in our area. And they are also always looking for dedicated volunteers. This time of year, the Wildlife Center of Texas has volunteer orientations every third Saturday of the month. You can find out more here:

If you find an injured or displaced wild animal, it is best to get that animal to a qualified rehabilitator as soon as possible.

Both TWRC and The Wildlife Center of Texas have a great list of tips on what to do if you come across and animal that you think needs help.

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