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TRSAR is a female directed, fully permitted 

501(c)3 nonprofit rescue that services the state of Texas. We were the first nonprofit rescue dedicated to reptiles in Texas. Directed by Nikki Pesek, we have worked with reptiles and exotics for over 30 years. TRSAR intakes unwanted pets and rescues. We rehabilitate, provide a wellness check, veterinary care,

temperament test, socialize, and then adopt out our animals to qualified forever homes. We are committed to captive animal husbandry and are proud to diligently partner with TPWD, local shelters, and animal control, to ensure seized animals are given a second chance. 

Meet Our director

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for details! 

Hope in Action


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  • Reptile socializing
  • Rehabilitation of non-native species
  • Large lizard behavioral understanding
  • Supporting Facebook page 

How can you help? We are a charity on Amazon Smile so by you assigning us as your charity of choice and simply shopping, Amazon donates .05% of your totals purchases! You can also help year round - sign up for a reoccuring monthy donation via Patreon. This assists us GREATLY! A one-time donation can be made by clicking the red button above, too!


our current needs

Donations aid us in everything we do for these animals. Your generosity literally helps save lives. Please consider donating to our cause today. All donations are tax deductible. From our rescue animals to you, thank you for your continued support.

Our Mission

  • Fun, hands-on educational meetups
  • Community outreach events 
  • Assisting in overcoming fear of reptiles
  • Animal husbandry advice 


Director | Tegu, monitor, iguana lizard, and parrot enthusiast

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