Rescue Log

In addition to the 700 permanent residents cared for daily at Bat World Sanctuary, the following bats were rescued and released back to the wild (or were provided permanent sanctuary with us if they were not releasable). Also logged are the rescues we directly assisted with nationally and internationally. Click on the entry to see any photos or videos that are available. 

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Texas – cold stunned bats found grounded – photos available

December 29, 2022

Along with over 100 free-tailed bats, three more cold stunned bats arrived at Bat World MidCities for care after being found grounded under bridges in the Houston, TX area. An arctic blast caused over 1,600 bats to become downed in the Houston area alone. The bats were rescued by Mary Warwick, Director of the Houston HSUS. Mary then contacted us for advice and under our guidance, the healthy bats were placed back into semi-hibernation in the safety of Mary’s attic. On Christmas eve, our wonderful transport volunteer, Elizabeth, made a 600 mile round-trip to Houston to bring 56 critical and injured bats to us, with 62 more transported just last night. These bats will remain in our care until they are healthy enough to be released. If they can’t be released due to being permanently injured, we will provide for their lifetime care.


December 29, 2022
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