LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A wildlife rehabilitation center in Mt. Washington invited the public out for it's grand opening Saturday.

A few hundred people came out to Second Chances Wildlife Center for the opening, and it's wildlife baby shower.

This time of year is known as baby season. 

The center is currently rehabilitating a baby sunk, baby raccoons, a baby fox, a fawn, and several baby opossums. 

Many of the animals stay for a few months before they are healthy enough to be released back into the wild. 

Volunteers say their work is done out of compassion.

"When people find these injured or orphaned animals, they don't want the animal to lie there without help. They want to seek somebody else out to help them and we are it for our community," said Executive Director Brigette Brouillard. 

If you come across an animal that needs to be rescued, you should not just drop it off at the center. 

You're asked to first reach out to them on social media or through the contact information on their website. 

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