“We are excited to welcome TWRC to the Houston Humane Society family as our organizations share a dedication to animal well-being and the belief that all animals should be free from suffering and humanely treated,” said Gary Poon, president and CEO of Houston Humane Society, in a news release. “Both organizations are also dedicated to educating our community on the humane treatment of animals, whether domestic pets or wildlife.”
Both organizations will continue to offer their services after the merger. The TWRC offers an on-site emergency room for wildlife and a wildlife rehabilitation program. The Houston Humane Society is a veterinary clinic and animal shelter that offers adoptions.
“We have been collaborating with Houston Humane Society on various animal welfare initiatives over the past three years, so this is a natural extension of our work and shared mission,” TWRC Executive Director Mary Warwick said in the release. “We are excited by the opportunity to expand the reach and impact of our wildlife rehabilitation, conservation and education programs as part of one of the premier animal welfare organizations in Texas.”
Correction: The original version of this article had the incorrect name for the new merged organization, which has now been updated.