Make a Difference

Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary houses and cares for exotic and abandoned wildlife that for whatever reasons cannot be released into the wild. The refuge was established in 1985 and is located on the Big Econ River in East Orlando on acres of pristine wetlands. At any given time, we have between 200 to 300 animals being cared for at our sanctuary.

Help Us Protect These Animals

You can help us support the livelihood of these animals by making a donation today. Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are 100% tax deductible. All donations go towards food, shelter, medical care and repair costs to help these animal get the second chance they deserve. Each donor will receive a donation acknowledgment and receipt. Thank you for your support.

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Humane Animal Trapping

Services in Florida

We safely remove wildlife animals and give them a second chance in our sanctuary — far away from your home! Unlike other trapping companies that drown or dispose of the animals they trap, we safely remove wildlife animals and give them a second chance on our sanctuary.

What’s happening at SCWS

We want to keep you up-to-date on the latest animal and sanctuary news, interesting animal facts and updates about our rescued animal residents here at Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary.

What You Can Do to Help Protect Florida’s Manatees

The Florida manatee has no shortage of problems. It is constantly harassed by boaters, its habitat is quickly shrinking and some people simply don’t give them enough respect. For all these reasons and more, the manatee population is in danger. Of course, there is...

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6 Must-Know Facts About Llamas

Llamas are much more than just funny looking animals you see at petting zoos. They actually have a long, interesting history and have contributed immensely to humanity. In fact, they were actually worshiped by the Incas at one point in time. As you can see, there is...

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Special Projects

Volunteers from Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary frequently dedicate their time and efforts to help save the dying baby birds at Winter Park Rookery.

Get Involved

Volunteer at Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary for a unique, awesome and fun opportunity to work with exotic and abandoned wildlife!