Our Mission

At Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center, our mission is to promote environmental conservation through public education and rehabilitation of Texas wildlife.

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Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center provides an emergency room for orphaned, injured, and ill wildlife, as well as a helpline.  Both the emergency room and the helpline operate 7 days a week. Our vet room staff as well as experienced volunteers facilitate initial triage, rehabilitation, release, and education.

Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center provides animal care in two ways: our onsite Animal Care Program and specialized in-home care by permitted rehabbers. The onsite program offers a way for the community to become actively involved in the rehabilitation of wildlife under the guidance of experienced staff.  In-home rehabilitation is usually reserved for neonates, critical care, and animal species that typically require months of care prior to release.

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Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center accepts many Texas wildlife species found in the Houston area, specializing in small mammals, songbirds, doves, and small raptors.  Our goal is to rehabilitate with the intent to release back into the wild.  If this goal cannot be achieved because the animal is beyond care or has sustained injuries preventing its release, HHSWC will humanely end its suffering. There are rare occasions when placement can be found for some non-releasable wild animals, but these opportunities are very limited and require special government permits to ensure the animal will receive the best long-term care.  Whenever HHSWC is unable to accept wildlife for rehabilitation, rescuers receive referrals to other wildlife organizations in the area who can offer the best care for those animals.

Core Values


The Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center provides a community for people who are dedicated to Texas wildlife. We value and care about each other and work to inspire, challenge and support our fellow wildlife caregivers. We aspire to a level of professionalism in everything we do.


At the HHS Wildlife Center we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all living things. We value the lives of every animal that enters our care and vow to treat each animal humanely and with respect and compassion. Although our goal is to release all animals back to the wild, we hold ourselves accountable to do what is best for each individual animal.


The staff and volunteers of HHS Wildlife Center strive to develop future leaders in the wildlife field. Through our work with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, and local colleges, we actively seek out and then train tomorrow’s wildlife workers. By sharing our enthusiasm for conserving Texas wildlife, we establish bold visions and purposefulness in the next generation.


Through our outreach programs and educational partnerships, we aim to help the public understand the importance of conservation and gain an appreciation of Texas wildlife. We are committed to educating the public to encourage people to coexist with the wild animals who share our cities.

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