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In Harmony With Wildlife

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  • 1. In Harmony with Wildlife
    Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition
    March 2011
  • 2. TexasWildlifeRehabilitationCoalition is . . .
    • a nonprofit organization founded in 1979
    • 3. dedicated to wildlife emergency care, rehabilitation and education in the greater Houston area
  • TWRC
    • Houston’s first wildlife emergency center (1992)
    • 4. evaluates and treats about 5,000 animals each year
    • 5. cares for nearly 2,000 baby birds on site each spring and summer
  • TWRC
    • On-site and off-site wildlife rehabilitation programs
    • 6. On-site and off-site education programs for youth and adults
    • 7. 400+ members and volunteers who work as rehabilitators, rehabilitators-in-training, vet room staff and wildlife hotline staff
  • TWRC
    • Licensed and regulated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife
    • 8. Accredited by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
  • TWRC
    Location: 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, near the intersection of I-10W and the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8)
    Hours: High Season (March – August)
    Mon-Sun 10am-2pm
    Mon-Thur 5pm-7:30pm
    Low Season (Sept – Feb)
    Mon-Sun 10am-2pm
  • 9. TWRC
    Hotline: 713 468-TWRC (8972)
    Website: www.twrc-houston.org
  • 10. TWRC Wildlife Center
  • 11. Wildlife Rehabilitation
    “any activity undertaken to restore to a condition of good health, for the purpose of release to the wild, animals occurring naturally and not normally domesticated in this State”
    (CA Dept of Fish & Game)
  • 12. 1. Admissions
    Common Reasons
    • Young abandoned/ out of nest
    • 13. Domestic pet attacks
    • 14. Vehicle collisions
    • 15. Other trauma or condition
    Common Animals
    • Birds: songbirds, doves, pigeons
    • 16. Small mammals: squirrels, opossums, rabbits
    • 17. Other: reptiles
  • 2. Exam and Treatment
  • 18. 3. Rehabilitation
  • 19. Pre-
    Release
    Cage
  • 20. 4. Release
  • 21. 4. Release
  • 22. Baby Bird Program
  • 23. Wildlife Hotline (713) 468-TWRC (8972)
  • 24. Education
  • 25. What has been your experience with wildlife?
  • 26. Preventing Wildlife Problems
    • Periodic home maintenance
    • 27. Yard maintenance and garbage disposal
    • 28. Control of domestic pets
    • 29. Driving habits
  • What to do when you find an animal in need
  • 30. Naked Baby Bird
    Fledgling
    Adult
  • 31. Adult Female Opossum with Babies in Pouch
    Young Opossum
  • 32. Adult Cottontail Rabbit
    Young Rabbits
  • 33.
  • 34. Eastern Fox
    Eastern Gray
  • 35. Summary:
    • Keep wild animals in the wild with their wild mothers
    • 36. If an animal is sick or injured, contact a wildlife specialist for guidance
  • Noises in Your Attic?
  • 37. Meet Frodo!

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