HOUSTON (September 14, 2021)— A steady flow of baby animals blown out of their nests after Hurricane Nicholas has already started coming into Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas. If residents are unable to reach the Center with a distressed animal due to impacted roads, you can still help until it is safe to travel to our campus. The Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ill, injured or distressed wildlife.
How to Help a Distressed Wild Animal After a Hurricane
- Carefully place the wet animal in a box with soft rags and a warm (not hot) water bottle, a rice sock, or a heating pad set on low until it is safe to get them to the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.
- Never attempt to feed or give water to any distressed wildlife as they may already have water in their lungs or other serious injuries.
- Give them a warm and quiet environment, away from regular household noise and pets.
- For complete guidelines on helping distressed wild animals, please click here or call the Center at 713-861-9453. Please follow @WildlifeCenterofTexas for the latest updates.
To donate and help wildlife in need, visit www.wildlifecenteroftexas.org/donate.