Permits from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are required for a person to possess, display, care for, propagate, collect, transport, or sell certain protected wildlife species. These include permits for: exotic snakes, fur bearing animals (beavers, raccoons, etc.), falcons and other raptors, bobcats, nongame wildlife, white tailed deer, alligators, endangered species, and more.
If you find a bat, please locate a bat rehabilitator through their website.
If you find an injured or orphaned small mammal such as a cottentail, squirrel, raccoon, or opossum please contact a licensed rehabilitator through their website.
If you find an injured or orphaned wild bird please contact Rodgers Wildlife so that a licensed rehabilitator can care for the animal.
Pond of Love is not a wildlife rescue, however our mission is to help all animals in need regardless of their breed or type. After saving a Red Eared Slider that was hit by a car, we are slowly getting a reputation for helping turtles. Red Eared Sliders are not a protected species and you do not need to be a licensed rehabilitator to have one. And while we do not plan on taking in other turtles, we are doing the best to help the ones that have ended up in our care. These animals are not available for adoption. We hope to release them back into the wild as soon as they are rehabilitated.
Kitty is not available for adoption. She is our first wildlife rescue. She is a red eared slider that was rescued after being hit by a car in Aug 2021. Our founder has been caring for her and trying to fix her shell. She still has a lot of healing to do, but we hope to release her back into the wild.