My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Second Chances Wildlife Center, Goshen, KY, USA
Second Chances was created to help injured and abandoned wild animals that would otherwise suffer a slow and agonizing death if left in the wild. The facilities are very clean, well maintained, and safe for the animals as well as for the volunteer staff that works there. The care provider is accredited in animal rehabilitation and very knowledgeable about how to care for all types of wild animals, from raccoons to bats. Second Chances also offers educational programs about our state's wildlife to local public and private schools in Oldham and Jefferson Counties in KY.
Once they are healthy and/or old enough, the animals are slowly transitioned back into the wild through a process that helps them learn to forage for food and adjust to their natural habitat.
Both my 9 year old and my 7 year old have learned a lot from this organization and Brigette Williams, the director and rehab specialist who started Second Chances.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Through participation in a camp at Second Chances, my 9 year old daughter learned not only the importance of bats to our backyard but a desire to attract them through the building of a bat house while at the camp. Both my children are inspired by Ms. Brigette's knowledge and love for wild animals and I enjoy hearing their desire to do what they can to help raise money for Second Chances and the animals in its care.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Of course finding funding for the organization is a priority but getting the word out to educational groups about Second Chances and its application in classrooms is very important as well. The organization's director is not only a licensed animal rehab professional but is herself a teacher, and therefore knows first hand how useful it is for students to be able to see the science of nature in a real setting, not just in text books.