Animal Rehabilitation Keep

The primary mission of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (or ARK) is to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured birds, sea turtles, terrestrial turtles, and tortoises found along the South Texas coast and to return them to their native habitat. 

What does the ARK do?


Volunteers play an important part in this mission by helping to feed and care for the wildlife. To ensure the successful release of as many animals as possible, the ARK staff work with veterinarians and other wildlife management organizations to use the most up-to-date rehabilitation techniques. The ARK also strives to educate the public about the potential impacts of population growth and urban development on coastal wildlife. 

Would you like to volunteer? Click here for more info.

For coastal wildlife emergencies please contact the Animal Rehabilitation Keep at 361-749-6793 or Tony Amos at 361-442-7638.

 





After rehabilitation, the ARK releases animals, like this green sea turtle, back to the wild.