I'm not crazy.
But some of my friends think I am. I am a wildlife rehabilitator. I get
a lot of satisfaction out of helping injured and orphaned wild animals.
Someone has to do it.
Have you ever found an orphaned baby squirrel, an injured bird, or
something similar? You probably wanted to help, but didn't have a clue
who to call. It is a helpless feeling, but there are people out there
that can help.
I belong to a group of wildlife rehabilitators called
Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue. We are a non-profit organization serving
the Brazoria/Matagorda County area along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.
The following links are excellent, reliable sources for information
on wildlife rehabilitation. They provide information on what to do if
you find an orphaned or injured bird or animal, and how to become a
What to do...
If you find an injured or orphaned wild animal, place the animal in
a cardboard box. Do this only if there is no danger of injury to
yourself. Handle the animal as little as possible. Place the box
somewhere quiet and warm away from pets and children. DO NOT attempt to
give food, water or milk to the animal. Call a wildlife rehabilitator.
Find a rehabilitator