Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition 713-468-8972
Wildlife Center of Texas 713-861-9453
Animal Help Now (online). Also, Animal Help Now iPhone App and Animal Help Now Google App.
For ethical snake catch and relocation, contact Claire Cooper or text Boyd Everitt at 281-639-8462. Boyd could also help with snake ID through text.
Or see who could help with a snake by asking on a Facebook group like
Tomball/Cypress/Houston/Katy Texas Snake ID
Free Snake Relocation Directory
Greater Houston Area Snake Identification and Relocation
They say “Since 1979, TWRC Wildlife Center has been committed to providing quality emergency care and rehabilitation for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife brought to us by the public. Through education and engaging the public in wildlife-care programs, TWRC continues to make a difference for urban wildlife threatened by loss of habitat.”
And: “Our mission is to take in and rehabilitate orphaned, injured, and ill wildlife with the goal of releasing the animal back into the wild. Please call us at 713-468-8972 for advice on unwanted wildlife on your property that is not orphaned, ill, or injured.
“Please note that we cannot accept domestic animals such as dogs, cats, domestic rabbits, or exotic pets. If you have a domestic animal in need of help, please contact your local domestic shelter. If you need help determining whether a found rabbit or reptile is wild or domestic, please call us at 713-468-8972.”
“Steps for Making an Appointment:
- Call us at 713-468-8972 and leave a message with your name and phone number so that we may contact you. Please do not hang up and call back if we do not answer; we are likely assisting another rescuer and will call you back as soon as we are available.
- A staff volunteer will return your call as soon as possible to take preliminary information and set an appointment time for you.
- Please place the animal in a cardboard box with air holes cut in the top (cut the holes before placing the animal in the box) and tape the box shut. We will have boxes available at the center if needed, but this will be much easier and safer if done at home.”
“During Your Appointment:
- Please arrive on time for your appointment so you are not delayed in being helped.
- Park directly in front of the center.
- There is no need to wait – we are unable to give updates on animals.”
“Follow These Steps:
- Observe – Look for injuries, parents, and siblings.
- Replace – If the baby is not injured and the parents are still around, just re-nest it.
- Collect – Place it in a box with soft rags and keep it warm until you can get to the center. DO NOT give the baby any food or liquids!
- Contact – Reach out to us right away at (713) 861-WILD“
They say: “Injured wildlife should be brought to The Wildlife Center of Texas as soon as possible (see paragraph BELOW if the animal is a raccoon, skunk, bat, fox, or coyote). Injuries are often treatable, but the longer an animal has to wait before receiving care, the more difficult it is to successfully treat them. The Wildlife Center of Texas is OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK and works closely with veterinary staff at the Houston SPCA and students at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine to give injured wildlife all the help they need. Our website is full of inspiring stories of badly injured animals that were brought to The Wildlife Center of Texas by a rescuer and made a full recovery. Please bring injured wildlife to us as quickly as possible to give them the best chance of survival.”
“After Hours Care
“In the event that an injured animal is found after hours, the best treatment a rescuer can give the animal is warmth. Warm temperatures help keep an animal calm, avoid shock, and promote healing. Injured animals should NOT be given food or liquids, as these may actually do more harm than good. Keep the animal in a dark, quiet place, such as contained in a box or kennel, and put them in a warm place until they can be brought to The Wildlife Center of Texas the next morning.
In the event that an injured animal is found after hours, the best treatment a rescuer can give the animal is warmth. Warm temperatures help keep an animal calm, avoid shock, and promote healing. Injured animals should NOT be given food or liquids, as these may actually do more harm than good. Keep the animal in a dark, quiet place, such as contained in a box or kennel, and put them in a warm place until they can be brought to The Wildlife Center of Texas the next morning.”
They say “Please use the Wildlife Emergency or Wildlife Conflict service on our page to get help with a wildlife issue anywhere in the United States. AHNow provides resources on this page for both wildlife and domestic animal issues.
“The resources below may be used to supplement your search for help or guidance. Need a quick video on moving a snapping turtle across the road? You’ll find it here.
“In addition, this page contains valuable and effective tips on how you can help make the world a better place for our animal friends.
- Wildlife Emergency
- Wildlife Conflict
- Other Wildlife Issue
- Domestic Animal Issue
- Emergency Kits and Other Helpful Resources
- Spread the Word! Animal Help Now Share Graphics, PSAs, Links and More“
And: “Animal Help Now has been assisting in animal emergencies since 2011. In 2012, the program expanded its wildlife functionality nationally, making it the country’s and world’s first nationwide wildlife emergency app.
“Animal Help Now provides immediate and appropriate assistance for any wildlife emergency, coast to coast. Animal Help Now’s database includes more than 3700 helpers, including wildlife rehabilitators, rescues and hotlines, as well as veterinarians who treat wildlife. Animal Help Now even offers access to businesses that humanely resolve conflicts with wildlife, such as raccoons in attics and skunks under porches.
“The Animal Help Now program not only serves people who are trying to help animals – and by extension serves the animals themselves – it also serves animal emergency professionals. Equally important, it helps elevate the status of animals in society in that it demonstrates by its very existence that animal emergencies deserve immediate and effective attention.
“Please note! The Animal Help Now team is eager to expand its wildlife services internationally and to expand its domestic animal functionality to new states and regions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we might partner together in this regard.”
And also worth note is the nice: “Animal Help Now envisions a world in which humans:
- Respect wildlife
- Are familiar with the threats facing wildlife and act to minimize them
- Are educated about wildlife emergencies and empowered to effectively help orphaned, injured and distressed wild animals
- Are educated about living in harmony with wildlife and empowered to effectively and humanely resolve human/wildlife conflicts
- Place a high value on the services provided by wildlife rehabilitators, humane wildlife conflict operators and other wildlife experts”