North Texas Wildlife Center

A nonprofit organization

$16,919 raised by 216 donors

48% complete

$35,000 Goal

2023 has been our biggest year yet! With over 1,800 animals coming into our care, we've been extremely busy this baby season. We expect 2024 to be even bigger and better, but we need your help!

We are one of few wildlife centers in North Texas that has a dedicated intake center. Conveniently located in East Plano, our intake center serves as the initial landing spot for native Texas wildlife in need of rehabilitative care. Our intakes include orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife ranging from baby birds with splay leg, opossums that fell off mama too soon, baby raccoons separated from mama, cat caught and dog caught wildlife, animals hit by cars, animals abused by humans, and many other scenarios.

Once stabilized, depending on the species, they will either move to pre-release onsite or be transferred to one of our at-home rehabbers. The goal for each intake is to release them back into the wild where they belong so they can fulfill their value and role in our ecosystem.

2024 Giving Day Fundraising Needs for NTXWC

  • $15,000 for staff 

  • $6,000 vaccines for raccoons, skunks, coyotes, bobcats

  • $5,000 for 2024 vet bills

  • $4,500 for operational expenses

  • $4,000 for enclosure expansion

  • $3,500 for insulated and ac quarantine shed 

  • $3,250 for formula, feeding syringes, tubes, and feeding supplies

  • $2,500 buys us additional incubators to expand orphaned baby intakes

  • $2,000 buys custom flight cages for birds that are healing/learning to fly

  • $1,500 pays 1 month’s rent/$

  • $1,000 buys an entire year of adolescent squirrel food

  • $900 buys an entire year of bird food

  • $800 buys raptor food for 2 months 

  • $700 buys antibiotics, pain meds, and steroids for sick and injured wildlife

  • $600 builds a basking enclosure for turtles

  • $500 buys enrichment food for wildlife in our care

  • $400 pays for 1 month’s electric bill during peak season

  • $300 pays for 1 month’s water bill during peak season

  • $200 buys puppy pads and housing supplies for 1 week

  • $100 upgrades 4  cage water bottles for raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and opossums


North Texas Wildlife Center is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of local injured or orphaned wildlife.


Our biggest needs at this time are monetary donations to support our intake center expansion to include a quarantine facility, increase outdoor pre-release enclosures, provide veterinarian care for wildlife, and other essential aspects of rehabbing wildlife.

Additionally, we are actively recruiting volunteer members of leadership as well as volunteer staff on-site at our Plano intake center.

Equity Statement

NTXWC is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all members of the community, staff, volunteers, board members, supporters, and others are treated with respect.

We are an organization that celebrates the rich diversity of North Texas. We do not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment, or bullying. Regardless of race, SES, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, or marital status, we are an organization that celebrates the richness of our community and we encourage you to do the same!

Organization Data


Organization name

North Texas Wildlife Center

Tax id (EIN)




Animals, Community Improvement, Environment & Conservation

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall, Wise


2201 Coit Rd, Ste 480-220
Plano, TX 75075



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