The Drift Inn Wildlife Sanctuary
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101 Highpoint Dr. Wimberley Texas


The Drift Inn Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit corporation that provides rescue, rehabilitation and release of orphaned, injured, and displaced wildlife. The animals that come to us for help are orphaned, injured, and displaced members of the native Texas wildlife population. We see the majority of the animals in the spring and summer months during "baby season," but we do rescues throughout the year, day and night. Adult deer hit by cars, orphaned opossums, fawns, squirrels, mice, bobcat babies whose mothers have been shot by hunters, and raccoons caught in traps are just a few of the situations that bring animals to our clinic and nursery.

Our team of Animal Caretakers, Volunteers and on site Veterinarian care for the animals in our Rehabilitation Clinic & Nursery. Each animal is given exactly what he or she needs to get back to where they belong — which is in the wild. We use proper formulas and diets, keep them warm and dry, and minimize hands-on contact. Stress is a large factor when rehabilitating wild animals, and we do everything we can to eliminate it. Rehabilitation rooms are kept warm, lights dim, noise and voices low, along with calming scents and remedies. The rescued animals that are candidates for release are given proper housing that mimics what they would have in the wild, and they are given medical attention as needed.

The rehabilitation animals can spend anywhere from a few days to several months at our facility before release. It all depends on the species, how old they were when they arrived, and the nature of their injuries. All releases take place on sites that have been inspected and approved. Release sites are large acreages that meet species-specific needs such as year-round adequate water and food sources, vegetation, and terrain. All release sites are hunting-free zones.

We also educate the public on the prevention of wildlife entering the home, what to do if an injured or orphaned animal is found, safe transport and local, State and Federal laws pertaining to wildlife and prevention of animal cruelty.

We now have our 501-C(3) recognition with the Internal Revenue Service so your donations are tax deductable!





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