Before You Handle Wildlife
Please call our helpline at 513-875-3433 to speak with one of our permitted wildlife rehabilitators for help. Thanks for caring about our local wildlife!
If you suspect an animal has been orphaned, remember that a mother will often leave her young to scavenge for food. Unless the animal is in noticeable danger, please leave it undisturbed until you speak with one of our permitted wildlife rehabilitators.
If an animal is clearly injured, proceed with caution. An animal in pain will naturally be more aggressive so protect yourself at all times.
If an animal appears ill or behaves erratically, do not attempt to detain or interact with it until one of our volunteers helps determine the risk of coming into contact with the animal.
Should you choose to detain an injured or ill wild animal, heavy gloves should always be worn.
Our Helpline 513-875-3433
Good Samaritan laws allow you to keep an injured or orphaned wild animal for up to 48 hours, but please call our helpline at 513-875-3433 immediately. Until then, follow these three rules to keep yourself and the animal out of harm's way:
Keep It Warm
Keep It Quiet
How You Can Help
We need your help to succeed in our mission of preserving and protecting native Ohio wildlife. Specifically, we supplies and equipment to keep our animals safe, fed, and properly cared for. Your donations enable our volunteers to raise and rehabilitate over 3,500 animals a year.
What We Do
Second Chance Wildlife Rescue Association is dedicated to educating the public about our local wildlife. Second Chance Wildlife also offers continuing education for current permitted wildlife rehabilitators and an Introduction to Wildlife course for prospective volunteers. Through our conservation efforts, we have been able to keep thousands of local wild animals in their natural habitats.
Who We Are
Second Chance Wildlife Rescue Association is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising and rehabilitating wildlife in Ohio. We are a network of state and federally permitted in-home wildlife rehabilitators.