KENDALIA, Texas --One if the worst droughts in the states history is taking its toll on wildlife. The founder of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Lynn Cuny said she's never seen it this bad.
Cuny's organization has rescued many animals due to the drought. "They don't have the water sources they had some months ago, and they don't have the food sources, " added Cuny.
The drought has forced animals to mover further and wider in search of food and water. "They are thirsty right now, so you can imagine walking and walking and walking and there's just no water, " added Cuny.
Cuny showed us a snapping turtle that was run over and hit by a car as he tried to cross a busy street in search of water. "You can see a big crack right there and all of his insides were exposed, " added Cuny.
The ponds the turtles have called home for so many years are now dried up. "That's like someone lifting up your house and taking it away and you have nothing anymore, " Cuny went on to say.
Frogs and toads are also feeling the effects of the drought. "We've found some that are just little sacks of bone, they're just so thin and dry, " Cuny replied.
For some animals the drought is a death sentence.
The rescue is also housing baby squirrels, doves, and pigeons that were abandoned by their mothers. Cuny said more than likely the animals mothers went to search for food and starved to death.
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation rescues between 5,000 and 7,000 animals a year.
Once the animals are nursed back to health the goal is to get them back into their own natural environment.