We have zero tolerance when it comes to animal cruelty in the Houston metro area. Our teams are uniquely equipped to rescue many types of animals from all kinds of abuse and neglect.

If you need help, call 713-869-SPCA

Report Cruelty

Help Save Wildlife

Support the Houston SPCA’s lifesaving programs and services by donating today.

Donate Now

Kids can help save lives, too!

Your donations support our community programming, including our activities for the next generation of animal supporters.

Donate Today

Your Donation Makes a Difference

Your gift helps an animal in our care right now! Without you we could not do the work we do – so please consider a gift today!

Donate Now
  • Donate
  • Report Cruelty

71 injured, orphaned migratory birds rescued by Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas

The Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas team was called to a scene by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on Friday afternoon where scores of injured and/or orphaned migratory birds such as juvenile great blue herons and great egrets were discovered with broken wings, mangled legs, and internal injuries after their nesting area had been destroyed. Dozens of others were found dead.

The Houston SPCA Wildlife Center of Texas team rescued 71 vulnerable baby birds from the property including several who were found alive inside a trash bag that also contained several dead birds. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is conducting an ongoing investigation.

Migratory birds like egrets and herons are protected by state law and are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). More than 1,000 species are protected under the MBTA and it is unlawful to kill, injure or capture them.

The injured migratory birds are in the care of the Houston SPCA Wildlife Center of Texas’ veterinarians and expert wildlife staff where they are being closely monitored and receiving medical care. The birds will remain in their care until they can be released back to the wild.

Each year, the Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas cares for more than 12,000 native wild animals, comprising more than 360 species at the Campus for All Animals at 7007 Old Katy Road in Houston. You can learn how to care for native species in your area here.

Keep up with the latest Houston SPCA news on Tracks & Tails.

Join Us In Our Mission to
Help All Animals

$25
$50
$75
$100
$250
Other
$
Make a Donation