Our Mission

To provide a permanent, community-based, self-sustainable refuge for displaced exotic and wild animals and educate others about the natural world.

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Education

Providing education is how we start to make a change. Large carnivores are not pets and the public at-large needs to understand they are not safe to have in one’s home. BEARS Etc. has an extensive education program that teaches this basic principle. Our topics cover:

  • Why large carnivores are not pets.
  • What individuals can do to change the laws.
  • How you can help locally.
  • Why BEARS Etc. is the organization to call to help with placement.

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Need Help With an Exotic Animal’s Rescue?

BEARS Etc. is South Texas’ leader in animal rescue and placement. Whether it’s a private owner who no longer can care for the exotic animal, a person or organization selling these animals through the exotic pet trade, or animal control needing assistance, our organization has a long history of facilitating solutions for these animals. We also aid in aviary and aquatic rescues, with on-premise facilities. Our network is large, as is our ability to help.

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