South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

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Find a baby bird or baby mammal?  Click on Baby Birds 101, above or go to the "More" tab (top right) and click on Cottontails 101 for advice on what you should know before calling us - and whether you should intervene - or not.

In Memory of longtime volunteer Marla Carver

We lost a longtime volunteer and very dear friend August 3rd.
Marla passed away peacefully at home after a 21 month illness. She was an ICU Registered Nurse at Covenant Hospital for many years, and a volunteer at  SPWRC for at least
 fifteen years.
This is one of my favorite photos of Marla feeding a White-tailed and Mule Deer fawn several years ago.
She was a kind and gentle person, and will certainly be missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and all the volunteers at  SPWRC.
We'll miss you, Marla.

Above: Young Jackrabbit





How about that Eyeshine!


Bobcat Kittens were in our care for several days - both healthy, they were transferred August 3rd, and will be released soon!   (Photo by Daniel Andrews)


Below: Cottontail Rabbits




     Founder Carol Lee finally created a Facebook account in mid-June. The day before, she signed SPWRC up on the GoFundMe website at GoFundme.com so it could be piggy-backed onto my new Facebook account. I hope we’ll get some donations from this site to help us reach our goal to modify our 26 year old three-story barn which has never been completed. For 19 years we were 100% volunteer, but when we had to hire a full and part-time employee, I saw that dream receding into the distant future. Last year, however, we received $189,435.00 from the Talkington Foundation, and this is seed money to jump start this project and makes it become a reality. A “good faith estimate” by our architect and builder estimates the cost at $295,621.00. We’d like to raise the difference - $106,186.00 – so we don’t have to strip our savings. Every penny not used for operating expenses has been put in the bank and we have no debt. Please check it out. If we’ve helped you in the past, perhaps you will help us reach our goal now! 

The photo above is the current, tired barn.

Milam Child Care teachers and students came to SPWRC for a program August 4, 2014, held in our outdoor amphitheater.


Ciara Birley  (2nd row, left end)  holds "Shadow," our Barred Owl, and Gail Barnes (2nd row, right end) holds "Titan," our Great Horned Owl.


The youngsters were enthusiastic and enjoyed learning about some of our native 

wildlife species!

Did you find a baby bird 

or  baby mammal?

READ BABY BIRDS 101 ON THIS SITE

CLICK ON "MORE" ON THE TOP RIGHT TOOLBAR AND SCROLL DOWN TO COTTONTAILS 101. THOSE ARE GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR OTHER BABY MAMMALS, TOO.

  26 Years serving wildlife on the Texas South Plains and beyond


SPECIAL EVENTS AND DATES WILL BE POSTED HERE!  OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSE: TO BE ANNOUNCED - LIKELY IN LATE FALL OR AROUND HOLIDAYS WHEN OUR BARN PROJECT AND WATERFOWL FACILITY ARE COMPLETE OR NEARLY SO