Second Chance Wildlife Rehab provides our services free of charge, yet we receive no government funding relying on donations and grants to
operate. For 24 years we operated as a
mainly volunteer organization including our administrative staff. From 2012-2015 we were able to pay our licensed
rehabilitator a small wage, normally less than minimum wage. In 2016 we did not get enough funding to pay
the rehabilitator, a licensed professional. Thanks to our donors we were again able to pay our licensed rehabilitators. We must continue to pay
professional staff that are State and federally licensed to work with
wildlife. We need staff every single day
of the year as we have wildlife on the premises every day of the year.
For Second Chance Wildlife Rehab to continue operating
through 2018 we need to raise $30,000 yearly to hire licensed wildlife rehabilitation
staff. This funding is in addition to
what we need for animal feed, veterinary care and general operations. If we are unable to reach this funding goal,
we will have to cease operation.