How to Report
a Stranded Animal, Nesting Turtle or Turtle Tracks
To report a wounded, stranded bird, turtle or other non-domestic animal, call Tony Amos at (361) 442-7638 or the ARK at (361) 749-6793.
If no one answers, please leave a detailed message and your name
and return phone number.
But donít stop there. If you have found a wounded creature or have spotted a
nesting turtle on Mustang or San Jose beaches, it may be a few hours before ARK volunteers have time to
check the phone messages since they are out and about on the ARK property caring for many birds and
If you leave a message at the ARK, immediately follow-up by calling Tony Amos on his cell at (361) 442-7638. Someone will then respond to the location to assist.
Important Notice: Never push a stranded Sea Turtle or Dolphin back out to sea. It has washed up for a reason and will require
SEA TURTLES, BIRDS AND MOST MAMMALS ARE PROTECTED BY LAW
AND MANY ARE DANGEROUS TO HANDLE!