Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

DFW Wildlife Coalition

As a service to member shelters that have to deal with Wildlife, here is a great resource!

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State Wildlife Rehab by county

Every year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, thousands of birds, squirrels, opossums, cottontail rabbits, beavers, raccoons and other native wild animals are unnecessarily orphaned, injured or euthanized.

A new hotline launched earlier this year by the DFW Wildlife Coalition aims to reduce that number significantly. The hotline is staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. by trained volunteers, including Texas Master Naturalists.

For callers who have found a juvenile animal, the volunteers provide information on how to re-unite the baby with its parents if possible. In the case of sick, injured or orphaned animals, hotline volunteers connect callers with licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

For callers having problems with wildlife on their property, the volunteers provide information on effective, humane solutions. The hotline is an excellent source of information on how to deter wildlife from destroying your landscaping or how to gently evict them if they've moved into your attic.


Hotline volunteers discourage callers from trapping and relocating wildlife. Animals that are captured in attics and under decks often are lactating females. A few days after the adult animal is trapped and relocated, homeowners frequently are dismayed to hear the cries of starving babies.

For more information on humane, effective solutions to wildlife problems or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call the hotline at
972 234-WILD (9453).

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