Renovate our home!!
There is a clear need for our services and we are SO excited to have the opportunity to open this center. Such wonderful things will hapen here. The unintended adverse effects of shrinking habitats, due to human encroachment is one obvious reason why we are needed.
When citizens are in need of our services, Second Chances Wildlife Center is to the rescue! We are licensed wildlife rehabilitators with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and The United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Second Chances is also licensed by the USDA. Our director is a certified Environmental Educator.
With your help, our expanded learning center will provide children, schools, and their families a natural environment ideal for field trips and ecology learning. Compassion will also be observed and learned here.
All of our education programs are age appropriate. For college students, we will offer college internship opportunities, high school and grade school service learning opportunities, and younger children will benefit from our early childhood education programs.
In summary, YOU have the ability to help provide:
*Space for education programs to include field trips, home school classes, family programs, Early Childhood Programs
*The opportunity for every child to receive Environmental Education and Science Education
*Space for animal interactions with the public
*Quality internship opportunities for college students
*Service Learning opportunities for school-age students
*A quiet room for animals prone to captivity stress and death
*An outdoor area for Cash, Major, and future Educational Ambassadors
*A quarantine area
*A sterile medical area
*A sink designed for bathing animals
*Aquatic habitat for beavers, otters, and mink
*Bat habitat for our ever-important bats to include a special area for bats with White Nose Syndrome
*Exercise room for juvenile animals which will be able to be observed by visitors
Because of a few people's generosity and appreciation for animals and wildlife, our dream is now becoming a reality. Thanks to Patti Swope and the Sam Swope Family Foundation, we were able to secure the 23 acres that we have had on hold for the past 4 months. Since this is a foreclosure property, there is MUCH work to be done, but we are SO excited to get started on some renovations. So many wonderful things will happen here...saving animals, building an aquatic area and a bat flight cage, education programs, special events, etc.
Thank you, too, for your support over the last year. Your GoFundMe donations have made a difference and so have you.
There will be future opportunities for painting, landscaping, wallpaper removal...all sorts of odds and ends. Our work is not over...it's just beginning. :)
I've witnessed Brigette and her marvelous volunteers work miracles with lost and abandoned "little creatures of the forsest" and in always so impressed with their dedication to their labors. Please support Second Chances!
This is a great organization that does so much for our native wildlife through rehabilitation and most importantly through its quality environmental education programs. Please consider supporting Second Chances campaign to purchase the land and facilities for their new Rehab and Education Center at any level.
What is the name of that song? It is beautiful.
Ms. Williams, we too have concerns for our wildlife and encroachment to their habitats. We may have 52 acres you would be interested in. Contact Marty Nilest 502-636-1050