• TPWD WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT NUMBER REH-0417-117

  • CERTIFIED BY THE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE REHABILITATION COUNCIL

Sticks & Stones Rescue is permitted through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the rehabilitation of native bat species. When a bat is found injured, orphaned, or in a human-bat conflict, we are trained and vaccinated to properly remove, handle, and treat them for any injuries. After they have recovered and are able to fly and forage, they are released back into the wild. 

If you have found a bat in the San Antonio area, please contact us immediately for assistance by call or text. If there is no immediate answer to your call, please leave a voicemail and follow up with a text including a photo of the bat.

SATX BAT RESCUE LINE:

(830) 460-9121


Be sure to leave a detailed message, and we encourage you to TEXT A PHOTO! This will be immensely helpful to us in assisting you.

For the safety of both you and the bat, please:
NEVER TOUCH A BAT WITH BARE HANDS!

If you want the bat to survive, do not try to care for it yourself, even "just for a while." Bat biology is complicated– enough so that state and federal laws mandate that they can only be cared for by people who have the training, experience, vaccinations, and permits. Any wild animal that ends up in such a situation deserves a proper examination, and quite often they require subcutaneous injection to be re-hydrated before being able to ingest and process food and water. Please, trust wildlife rescuers to do what they do best!

Note: In the future, we aim to expand our rescue services to include other small mammals and certain birds and raptors protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act. We are currently training under rehabilitators with their Federal Bird permit in order to accrue the skills and hours required before we may obtain the Federal Bird permit ourselves. Until future update, any photographs of birds or non-bat wildlife species that you see on this website were photographed during volunteering/training hours with other rescues. 

 
 

For the safety of both    you and the bat, please:


NEVER TOUCH A BAT WITH BARE HANDS!

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If you want the bat to survive, do not try to care for it yourself, even "just for a while." Bat biology is complicated– enough so that state and federal laws mandate that they can only be cared for by people who have the training, experience, vaccinations, and permits. Any wild animal that ends up in such a situation deserves a proper examination, and quite often they require subcutaneous injection to be re-hydrated before being able to ingest and process food and water. Please, trust wildlife rescuers to do what they do best!

Note: In the future, we aim to expand our rescue services to include other small mammals and certain birds and raptors protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act. We are currently training under rehabilitators with their Federal Bird permit in order to accrue the skills and hours required before we may obtain the Federal Bird permit ourselves. Until future update, any photographs of birds or non-bat wildlife species that you see on this website were photographed during volunteering/training hours with other rescues.