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In Harmony With Wildlife

  1. 1. In Harmony with Wildlife<br />Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition<br />March 2011<br />
  2. 2. TexasWildlifeRehabilitationCoalition is . . .<br /><ul><li>a nonprofit organization founded in 1979
  3. 3. dedicated to wildlife emergency care, rehabilitation and education in the greater Houston area </li></li></ul><li>TWRC<br /><ul><li>Houston’s first wildlife emergency center (1992)
  4. 4. evaluates and treats about 5,000 animals each year
  5. 5. cares for nearly 2,000 baby birds on site each spring and summer </li></li></ul><li>TWRC<br /><ul><li>On-site and off-site wildlife rehabilitation programs
  6. 6. On-site and off-site education programs for youth and adults
  7. 7. 400+ members and volunteers who work as rehabilitators, rehabilitators-in-training, vet room staff and wildlife hotline staff</li></li></ul><li>TWRC<br /><ul><li>Licensed and regulated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife
  8. 8. Accredited by the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council</li></li></ul><li>TWRC<br />Location: 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, near the intersection of I-10W and the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8)<br />Hours: High Season (March – August)<br /> Mon-Sun 10am-2pm<br /> Mon-Thur 5pm-7:30pm<br />Low Season (Sept – Feb)<br /> Mon-Sun 10am-2pm <br />
  9. 9. TWRC<br />Hotline: 713 468-TWRC (8972) <br />Website: www.twrc-houston.org<br />
  10. 10. TWRC Wildlife Center<br />
  11. 11. Wildlife Rehabilitation<br />“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”<br /> (CA Dept of Fish & Game)<br />
  12. 12. 1. Admissions<br />Common Reasons<br /><ul><li>Young abandoned/ out of nest
  13. 13. Domestic pet attacks
  14. 14. Vehicle collisions
  15. 15. Other trauma or condition</li></ul>Common Animals<br /><ul><li>Birds: songbirds, doves, pigeons
  16. 16. Small mammals: squirrels, opossums, rabbits
  17. 17. Other: reptiles</li></li></ul><li>2. Exam and Treatment<br />
  18. 18. 3. Rehabilitation<br />
  19. 19. Pre-<br />Release<br />Cage<br />
  20. 20. 4. Release<br />
  21. 21. 4. Release<br />
  22. 22. Baby Bird Program<br />
  23. 23. Wildlife Hotline (713) 468-TWRC (8972)<br />
  24. 24. Education<br />
  25. 25. What has been your experience with wildlife?<br />
  26. 26. Preventing Wildlife Problems<br /><ul><li>Periodic home maintenance
  27. 27. Yard maintenance and garbage disposal
  28. 28. Control of domestic pets
  29. 29. Driving habits</li></li></ul><li>What to do when you find an animal in need<br />
  30. 30. Naked Baby Bird<br />Fledgling<br />Adult<br />
  31. 31. Adult Female Opossum with Babies in Pouch<br />Young Opossum<br />
  32. 32. Adult Cottontail Rabbit<br />Young Rabbits<br />
  33. 33.
  34. 34. Eastern Fox<br />Eastern Gray<br />
  35. 35. Summary:<br /><ul><li>Keep wild animals in the wild with their wild mothers
  36. 36. If an animal is sick or injured, contact a wildlife specialist for guidance</li></li></ul><li>Noises in Your Attic?<br />
  37. 37. Meet Frodo!<br />

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