Kendalia-based Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation (WRR) saved 40 wild animals in ‘dire need’ on Tuesday alone.
“The rains have stopped, the temperatures have broken records and the animals are in trouble,” said WRR Founder and President Lynn Cuny.
Like the weather, this figure bucks an historical trend for the rescue.
Normally WRR treats around half that number this time of year.
“The beautiful songbirds, deer, porcupines, armadillos and bobcats are all searching for food and water but their springs and creeks have dried up and with them have gone the plants, seeds and small animals these and other species depend on to survive,” she said. “And when these animals are found, in trouble and hurting, they are brought here to our door.”
WRR’s Annual Food Drive ends Monday, Aug. 28.
“Our food bills are off the charts and we need your donations today to restock dry foods, fresh produce, bird seeds and supplements for we must help the animals who need our care,” Cuny said.