Renovate our home!!

$9,675 of $20k goal

Raised by 158 people in 32 months
Brigette Brouillard Williams
for Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education CENTE
 GOSHEN, KY
Louisville is getting a public rehabilitation center! We are so furtunate to have secured 23 acres with a house and metal building on the property. It is a foreclosure home, in foreclosure shape, but we will rise to the occasion! The metal building will be insulated and made into an Environmental Education classroom. The house wil be given some TLC to become our rehabilitation 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
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Update 12
Posted by Brigette Brouillard Williams
7 months ago
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I have decided to remove this GoFundMe page. I will put up a new one next year, likely for a bat flight cage or an enclosure for aquatic rescues. We don't want to loose you as supporters and friends. Please consider continuing or becoming a Conservation Partner through monthly donations though our Razoo account. This is the most beneficial way for us to keep a semi-reliable budget for our animals. You can also sign up for newsletters via our website. We appreciate you!!! https://www.razoo.com/us/story/Second-Chances-Wildlife-Center
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Update 11
Posted by Brigette Brouillard Williams
9 months ago
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It is my utmost pleasure to announce that WE NOW HAVE A HOME!

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. :)
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Update 10
Posted by Brigette Brouillard Williams
12 months ago
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We are still busy trying to raise the remainder $160K to purchase the 23 acre property with building. In the meanwhile, we are trying to save a few animals here and there. ;) Baby season is picking up and we are receiving around 10 calls every day. They will continue to increase over the next few weeks.
Neonatal squirrel
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Update 9
Posted by Brigette Brouillard Williams
14 months ago
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Exciting news!!! I was able to track down a Texas bank that owns a piece of property in Mt Washington. The bank has agreed to remove this property from auction and work with me on obtaining this 23 acres with a small house (rehab building) on it! I put 40K down on it an the bank is holding it for us for 4 months!!!! This is incredible. Now all we have to do is raise $160K to secure it and then we'll move in and begin some renovations to make it suitable for our needs. Please share our GoFundMe link and help us by spreading the word!!! Thank you!!!
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Tara Bassett
13 months ago

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!

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Tonya Swan
14 months ago

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.

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Sue Pigg Ritman
15 months ago

What is the name of that song? It is beautiful.

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Sue Nilest
27 months ago

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

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$9,675 of $20k goal

Raised by 158 people in 32 months
Created August 8, 2014
Brigette Brouillard Williams  
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Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education CENTE
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Tara Bassett
13 months ago

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!

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Tonya Swan
14 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Sue Pigg Ritman
15 months ago

What is the name of that song? It is beautiful.

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Sue Nilest
27 months ago

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

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