We are a home based wildlife rehabilitation center and animal sanctuary. All wildlife is given lots of TLC, and raised with the goal to release back into the wild where it is most happy.
BUT WAIT...... we are more. We are also a Licensed Illinois Department of Agriculture companion animal rescue . We are foster based - dogs stay in foster homes until we can find a permanent home. Our niche are the hard luck cases..... the older dogs that have found their way to 'death row' in animal controls and in open door (kill) shelters, dogs with medical conditions that need much TLC to mend. Many of our old dogs are permanent residents as they are hospice or have had such abuse that we feel they need special long term care. Our Hospice Program currently has 7 old souls here. Since we started opening our to doors to hospice, we have had over 70 dogs spend their last days here with us surrounded by love.
Over the years we have gown from a few cages in the guest room to a beautiful wildlife rescue with our many out-buildings and enclosures . We now are a 501(c)(3) Charity and we have created a sanctuary for abused and senior animals of all kinds as well as a few rescued farm animal babies that are our ambassadors of compassion, teaching folks that all animals are a somebody not just a something. Our beautiful new paddock and stables are filled with sweet old souls, from mini horses, to our beautiful Brown Swiss ox named Albert. Last summer we were able to purchase 5 more acres next door to our current rescue for trails for our Open House, Air Bnb guests and volunteers. Our dream of having a weekend getaway for folks who want to spend a day in the country working with animals and learning about the beauty rural Illinois, has come true too. This is a beautiful destination for all and every dollar made with this Glamping visit goes directly to the rescue 100% to help the animals. IT IS REALLY TRUE 'LIFE IS GRAND AT 2ND HAND'
Contact us: email 2ndHRR@gmail.com or text/call 309.738.7480