What is the Spider Rescue Center?

The Spider Rescue Center is a website run by a spider-saving “vigilante” who works to take arachnids out of dangerous situations by relocating them out of harm’s way and educating others about spiders.

What We Do

We work to rescue spiders from habitats that they may be in danger, e.g. a school. When captured, we relocate these spiders to natural environments that are a safe distance from humans. If we encounter an injured spider, we take it into our care and keep it healthy.

Sometimes, we raise egg sacs and spiderlings to ensure a healthy environment to grow up in. Our rescuees have been given the best care possible, receiving nutritious feedings of gut-loaded crickets, fresh water to drink, and premium living conditions (luxury spider condos!)

Our Goal

The Spider Rescue Center’s goal is to provide a safe and caring environment for our rescued spiders as well as assist spiders in need. We also aim to educate and inform those who may be apt to kill spiders.

Our Message

A lot of people, after seeing of spider, mindlessly squash it just because of an instinctual fear of these eight-legged animals. Is that morally right? Just killing an animal because you are afraid of it? No! That’s why the Spider Rescue Center (SRC) has been rescuing spiders from this deadly fate. So far, we’ve rescued over one hundred spiders, each living long and succesful lives in the wild. Currently, we’re working on caring for four dangerous captive spiders (two western black widows and two false black widows) that cannot be relocated due to safety reasons regarding nearby humans. We encourage you to spread the word about saving spiders, as you can even be apart of the eight-legged movement. If you’d like to help support the Spider Rescue Center, we’re currently offering a t-shirt to help raise awareness and funds for the care of new spiders arriving at the rescue center. You can check that out here.

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  1. Wish you lived nearby and you could catch all of the widows in our yard (with a few unfortunates that migrated into our home). I have three kiddos (one who has a suppressed immune system) and these spiders are freaking me out. Normally I am ALL about relocating spiders, but this situation makes me uneasy.

    • Hi Mandy,

      First off, thank you for contacting us and supporting our “Eight Legged Movement”! I can see if I can help you with your black widow situation. I’ve dealt with a lot of spider relocations, and there are ways of dealing with it safely if proper measures are taken. Do two preliminary lookouts: one during the day and one during the night. During your day investigation, mark or take note of any location you’ve seen or suspect a black widow. At night, you’ll see which webs are active (be cautious and make sure you’ve got ample lighting so there are no accidental encounters) by the fact there’s a spider out and about for the night.

      Here’s a guide on catching black widows from our other side, Arachnipets. It’s written for the catching of black widows as pets, but features essentially the same principals of catching/releasing spiders: https://arachnipets.wordpress.com/getting-your-pet/catching-black-widows/

      Also, here is our article on spider relocation, you may have already seen it though given the scenario: https://spiderrescuecenter.wordpress.com/relocation-program/

      If you need any further assistance, you can contact us at spiderrescuecenter@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

      Spider Rescue Center

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