WildCare Called to Help Wildlife Centers in Texas

Everyone knows about the horrific effects of Harvey on humans and domestic pets in the path of the storm.

But what about the wildlife?

Wildlife care centers in the flooded areas have been inundated with orphaned and injured wild animals. A single center, the Austin Wildlife Center, received over 200 orphaned baby squirrels in three days alone!

Staff at Texas centers, already dealing with the chaos and heartbreak the storm has inflicted on their own lives, are desperate for assistance and WildCare’s Executive Director, Vaughn R. Maurice has been in conversation with officials at HSUS to offer aid.

Our trained staff and volunteers are making plans to leave as early as tomorrow… and the President of WildCare’s Board of Directors, Susanne Lyons was the first to volunteer!

“WildCare staff and volunteers are uniquely qualified to assist wildlife care centers in the wake of the storm,” says WildCare Executive Director, Vaughn R. Maurice.  “In partnership with HSUS, WildCare will be offering professional, experienced assistance to wildlife in need. We are grateful to be able to help, and ready to step in wherever we are needed most!”

WildCare staff and volunteers will be deployed in three waves, with the first leaving as early as tomorrow, September 2, 2017.

How can you help? Donations will help WildCare facilitate our work to help Texas wildlife—donate at www.discoverwildcare.org/help. Wildlife orphaned and injured by the storm will need care for weeks and months, so this effort will be ongoing.

WildCare won’t be collecting supplies for Texas wildlife centers (paper towels, tissue etc.), but our wildlife center needs those items on a daily basis and we’re always grateful for donations of supplies! Visit our wishlist for needed items.