Founder

Second Chance Wildlife Center was established in 1990 by Angie Colarusso. After working in the veterinary field for years, Angie realized there was no help in the immediate area for wildlife. Soon after obtaining a wildlife rehabilitation license through the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Second Chance Wildlife Center was set up in Luzerne County. By 1995, the center quickly outgrew this facility and was moved to Wyoming County where it presently operates as a 501C3 nonprofit organization.

In the 23 year history of Second Chance Wildlife Center, it has helped thousands of animals that might not have received a second chance at life. By providing wildlife education programs and public outreach, the center has helped hundreds of thousands of adults and children to better understand and live with the wildlife in their own backyards. In 2008, Second Chance Wildlife Center expanded its educational outreach to include an annual field biology course offered at Keystone College entitled “WILDLIFE REHABILITATION: The Basics.”

The main goal of Second Chance Wildlife Center is to keep the animals away from human contact, so they can survive when released back into the wild. Visitation of the center is prohibited. If you would like to see and meet with the educational wildlife residents, you can always attend one of the public education programs or sponsor a wildlife education program for your organization. Please see the program page for further information.