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Welcome to Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue  serving Brazoria and Matagorda Counties in Texas

Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization of permitted wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned wildlife for the purpose of release back into the wild. The primary activity of GCWR is to provide food, shelter, medical treatment, and rehabilitation to all Texas native wildlife at no cost to the public.  We serve the Brazoria and Matagorda County areas along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.  GCWR is an all volunteer organization with no paid employees.  GCWR receives NO state, federal, or city funds; however, donations are welcomed from individuals, business, and industry to help defray costs for food and medicine.  

To look at pictures of wildlife rescued and cared for by GCWR, click on GCWR Wildlife Rescue pictures on Flickr and go to Yahoo's Flickr website.  You will find pictures of birds of prey, waterbirds, releases to the wild, songbirds, mammals, facilities and events.

GCWR sponsors and operates a 24-hour Rescue Hotline (979-849-0184) that the public can call if they find injured or orphaned animals or have questions concerning wildlife.  Also, our group raises public awareness of wildlife issues through a variety of educational programs to school groups, civic organizations, and clubs free of charge.

As a whole, GCWR typically cares for over 1500 animals per year with a greater than 60% release rate back to wild. GCWR has cared for over 250 different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles.  If you have a favorite animal, chances are GCWR has cared for it.  These animals are flying or running free today because of the efforts of GCWR.

We hope this website will be helpful to you, whatever part of the country you are in. If you reached us by searching for advice on what to do about the bird or animal you found, please follow the links at the left for basic rescue information and then search for a  list of Texas permitted wildlife rehabilitators.  

Please browse all of our links and find out what to do if you find an injured or orphaned animal or bird. Find out  How to Rid Your Attic of Raccoons and Squirrels, or how you can help with the wildlife rehabilitation effort.

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