More than 30% of the annual budget at Second Chance is spent on species specific
diets for the more than 700 animals we provide care for each year, thereby insuring
appropriate nutrition required for growing babies to develop properly and severely
injured animals to heal. It costs about $180 to raise one small bird (like a robin)
from hatch to release and about $120 to raise one small mammal (like a squirrel)
from birth to release.