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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.
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.
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...read more
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...read more
Wild animals are pretty crafty. They can squeeze through even the tiniest opening if they really want to. Unfortunately, this means they can also get into your house pretty easily. Sometimes they may wander in by accident and other times they might be looking to...read more