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.

One of our four new "Wildlife Ambassadors."


His name is "Oden" in Honor of one of our veterinarians, Dr. Blaine Oden, Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital in Lubbock.



This lucky heron was released in early September along with another heron.


One of the chicks had an external fixator placed on his  fractured leg by veterinarian Blaine Oden to stabilize  it.


His leg healed, and he got a second chance at life and freedom -- and was released recently!

This is one of the American Kestrel chicks we admitted this summer. Kestrels are our smallest North American falcons, and frequent the Texas South Plains. We raise and release a lot of kestrels every summer since 1988.

     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.

Students from Phi Beta Sigma fraternity at Texas Tech University helped with grounds maintenance  on September 20, despite the rain showers. We're very appreciative of the help!

Students from HOSA

(Health Occupation Students of America) at Texas tech University also came out for several hours September 20th to dismantle the mews and flight cage on our barn's second floor. This is in preparation for the new construction and modifications to begin in the three-story barn shortly. Thank you!


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