Wildlife Rescue was founded in 1977 in San Antonio, Texas. Since Spring 2004, WRR has been located at a new 212-acre facility near Kendalia, Texas which was purchased through the generosity of a supporter. WRR serves the cities of San Antonio, Austin, and all surrounding counties, and occasionally the rest of the Texas as well. WRR also provides assistance on a national basis to wild animals in need of sanctuary.
We provide a permanent home for a variety of mammals (e.g., wolves, bears, big cats, and primates) and non-indigenous birds and reptiles. Each year over 7,000 animals are brought to WRR; the majority of whom are rehabilitated and released or given permanent sanctuary.
WRR Maintains a 24-hour Emergency Hotline: (830) 336-2725
It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is supported by a membership of over 10,000 individuals and is assisted by about 100 Volunteers. The organization has a Staff of 22 and anywhere from 8 to 18 Animal Care Interns and Apprentices at a time who come from the U.S. and abroad to work at the Sanctuary and gain experience and training in wildlife rehabilitation and animal care.
Additionally, Wildlife Rescue offers advice and assistance in dealing with human-wildlife encounters in a non-lethal manner. Whether through training, education, advocacy, or direct animal care, WRR fulfills its commitment to wildlife protection and ethical, sustainable relations between humans and the natural world. Because of our commitment to respect for the rights and needs of wildlife, the main WRR facilities and grounds are not open to the public.