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New Facility To Open in San Antonio to Care For Wildlife

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There’s an exciting new development for wildlife in the Texas Hill Country. Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation (WRR) is moving from its current location to a new 7,000 square foot facility in San Antonio. The new facility will allow WRR to care for more animals in need, multiplying WRR’s current footprint in San Antonio exponentially.

Entry Point for Over 8,000 Native Wild Animals Every Year

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The San Antonio location is the main entry point for over 8,000 native wild animals who are rescued and rehabilitated every year and is the recipient of over 11,000 phone calls annually. The new, larger space will allow for more animals in need of acute care to receive it immediately and to remain local prior to their recovery and release. This, in turn, frees up more room at WRR’s animal hospital in Kendalia, Texas where more specialized and acute care can take place.

A State-of-the-Art Facility

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This new complex also includes an education center designed to host workshops and classes, a volunteer headquarters and administrative offices. Most impor­tantly, there will be animal intake and triage areas, a fully outfitted kitchen, and dedicated rooms for both mammals and birds. In addition, there will be an outdoor aviary and other outdoor animal housing.

Celebrating 40 Years of Helping Wildlife

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Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc. was founded in 1977 by Lynn Cuny, who began caring for injured animals in her home. Since then, it has evolved into a 212-acre facility in Kendalia, which provides permanent and temporary homes for the 7,000 animals rescued each year, and the WRR Sherman Animal Care Complex in San Antonio. WRR does not receive federal assistance and relies on private donations and grants for funding. To learn more about WRR, go to their website or follow them on Facebook. 

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