2017 Evening of Pawsibilities Draws 30th Anniversary Celebration–and Three Successful Fundraisers–to a Close

See our 2017 Evening of Pawsibilities “Meet the Animals” video!


The 17th annual Evening of Pawsibilities brought closure to our summer of celebration. Over the course of three decades, the staff and volunteers of Second Chance Pet Adoptions have rescued over 12,000 homeless and abandoned cats and dogs, an accomplishment that we officially began celebrating at the Family Reunion and Racing for Rescues in May. The dual event was record-breaking and our best 5K/2K yet, with 576 registered participants and over $45,000 raised!


Over the summer, you sent us hundreds of photos of your Second Chance pets in their forever homes–a project with which we built beautiful a Family Tree at our concluding auction event. We also launched the “$30 for 30” campaign and asked you to be a part of history by sending a gift in honor of the occasion. You surpassed our goal of $9,000 and then, when we raised our goal to $12,000, you kept giving and surpassed that goal, too!


Finally, summer came to an end, and with a bang–the Evening of Pawsibilities sold out with the highest attendance ever! The result? Thanks to our donors, sponsors, attendees, bidders, and those who purchased raffle tickets, Second Chance animals received $75,000–around 13% more than last year’s total!


Be proud of yourselves, Second Chance family. We challenged you this summer to invest in this rescue organization and confirm your commitment to the animals, and you stepped up. You renewed your promise to be there for the sick, the injured, the alone, and the abandoned. Because of you, precious cats and dogs will be rescued, will be healed, and will be loved. Thank you for being our partners in rescue.


Thank you for being our partners in rescue!