Second Chance Wildlife Rescue
We rescue, rehabilitate and release native wildlife, providing individualized care for wild animals, reptiles and birds, in need, and educating the public on wildlife awareness. Wildlife has diminished by 50% in the last 40 years! The numbers are staggering. Without our preservation efforts, our goal of saving wild birds and small mammals in our region will continue to decline. 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 property is located along the Rio Grande River in Vinton, Texas, and the center is on a seven acre property of original Bosque wetlands. Since its acquisition in 2016, SCWR has been working on numerous projects to transform the property from a residence to a dedicated wildlife rehabilitation center. Our mission is to care for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wildlife and return them to their natural habitats.

Second Chance Wildlife Rescue, in the last 12 months, has taken in over 1200 wild mammals, reptiles and birds from El Paso County and the surrounding region, which includes all of southeast NM and West Texas. Our organization also provides education to the general public about wildlife needs, fielding over 3500 calls, annually. We accept and train numerous volunteers in raising and caring for injured and ill wildlife. We are a volunteer-powered organization, funded through grants, business and individual donations.

"Release of Flamulated Owl"
Baby Raccoons
young cottontail