Second Chance Wildlife Rescue
We rescue, rehabilitate and release native wildlife; providing individualized care for wildlife in need and educating the public on wildlife awareness. Help us #KEEPELPASOWILD !

Causes: Animals, Education, Environment

Who are we and what do we do?

Second Chance Wildlife Rescue is the largest dedicated wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in the region. The rehabilitation property is located along the Rio Grande River in Vinton, Texas, and the center is on a seven acre property of original Bosque wetlands. The property was donated to SCWR in 2016 and SCWR has been working on various projects to transform the property from a residential property to a dedicated wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center. Here, the organization rehabilitates and returns orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife back to their natural habitats.

Of the approximately 1,500 wildlife rescued annually in El Paso County and the surrounding region, SCWR took in 803 injured birds, mammals and reptiles and successfully released approximately 75% of them back to the wild in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, SCWR’s intake of wildlife for rehabilitation was over 800 with a release rate of 75%. And in 2020 our number of intakes were in the 900’s. SCWR provides education to the general public about wildlife rescue, fielding over 2,700 calls from the community in 2018 & 2019 and over 3,000 in 2020. SCWR also provides education to its volunteers on how to care for wildlife. Many of these volunteers are over young adults or senior citizens.

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