Wildlife Rescue Group seeking a new rehabilitator


Josie, rehabilitator of Second Chance Wildlife Rescue (SCWR) in El Paso TX, has been doing rehabilitation for many fulfilling years and has elected to retire. SCWR is looking for a new rehabilitator to start by March 2019.

Anyone who loves and has experience working with animals, people, and loves wildlife and the outdoors would be perfect for this role. Applicants must also be okay with 12-hour days during the busy season. If anyone is interested, we ask that they please contact us at info@secondchancewildliferescue.org.  You can also view our posting in our IWRC here.

SCWR was donated a 7-acre ranch in Vinton, TX and immediately began renovations including 7 aviaries, a small mammal enclosure, large mammal enclosure for Habib and Bella, the deer they were brought as an infant and his companion, and essential home renovations including building an ICU and redoing all floors, windows and some plumbing work.

At this moment, SCWR determined the organization must change in order to grow. They obtained a new board and a new rehabilitator so Josie could retire. Unfortunately, the rehabilitator was injured early in the 2018 season and unable to come back to the job. We had to make a difficult decision and move the operations back to Josie’s home, which of course was difficult for the supporters and board. Now that they are starting the new year and approaching baby bird season, they hope to get someone in time so they can be properly trained to take over the rehabilitator role. This job requires long days during the busy season but is much more flexible in the off season (October to March) and is so rewarding, especially if you love wildlife! Intakes average over 800 a year between mammals and birds. SCWR is offering compensation, something unheard of in a role such as this in El Paso, and a place to live rent and utilities free on the beautiful property with wetlands and wildlife of its own.

There are big plans for the year, including but not limited to educating the public, purchasing more ICU machinery and increasing the region’s knowledge of the organization so they can grow the volunteer and donor base and eventually build the only raptor aviary for rehabilitation in El Paso.


Now is an exciting time to join the team as they build momentum and grow as the only rehabilitation center in El Paso with its own designated property and protected wetland.


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