Baby squirrel season is underway and the dramatic changes in the weather may have caused many to fall victim to the ice and cold. Yesterday, the freezing temperatures and rain caused tree branches all over town to become frozen with many of them breaking off and dropping to the ground. The rain combined with the frozen broken tree branches could mean that baby squirrels have been bumped right out of their nests. The Wildlife Center of Texas is ready to accept any compromised wildlife that may fall victim to the wrath of Mother Nature. They have prepared their baby squirrel nursery for the possible increase in babies and are ready to accept wild animals in need of immediate care, including baby birds.
If you find injured or orphaned wildlife after hours, put it in a box with soft rags, keep it as warm as possible, and place it in a quiet, dark place. Do not attempt to give it any food or water, and take it to The Wildlife Center of Texas in the morning.
The Wildlife Center of Texas is Houston’s only trauma hospital that accepts all injured, orphaned, ill and oiled wildlife. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and will take any injured and orphaned wildlife. The Wildlife Center of Texas is located in the Houston Heights next to the Houston SPCA at 7007 Old Katy Road. Their phone number is 713-861-9453.
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The Wildlife Center of Texas