Second Chance Wildlife


“Until we extend the circle of our compassion to all

living things, we will not find peace.”

Albert Schweitzer

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Our Wildlife Nursery Program provides professional, skilled care for the 400-500 injured and orphaned babies admitted yearly, approximately 75% of total admissions, encompassing 60-80 species. Depending on their species and age, baby birds are fed every 20-60 minutes 14 hours a day and baby mammals every 2-6 hours 24 hours a day, until they learn to feed themselves. Also depending on the species and age, babies will be in our care from a week to several months. The babies are taught to recognize and procure native foods and to become proficient at flying, climbing, and hiding while in our care. More than 30% of our annual budget is spent on species specific diets thereby insuring appropriate nutrition required for growing babies to develop properly and severely injured animals to heal thus increasing our release rate. Other nursery costs include but are not limited to species specific diets, veterinary care, air purification, cleaning and laundering, and specialized nursery equipment.

Please help in the nursery! Donate using the button above or check out our wish list for items you can drop off any time.