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117 Days.

That’s how long an average cat waits for their forever home at Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

638 Days.

That’s how long Snickers, an angelic 6-year-old cat, waited for his forever home. Snickers had glaucoma, and while his vision was still great, it would eventually deteriorate and he would need his eyes removed, and until then, he would need his daily eye drops. This worried potential adopters, so Snickers was passed over time and time again. He was safe at the area’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, free to nap or play as he saw fit in one of our cageless community rooms, but he longed for humans to call his own.

Waiting since October 2015, Snickers met Krissy in June of 2017. She and her husband were looking for a sweet boy to bring together the female felines of their household. Krissy read his online profile, thought Snickers would be a perfect fit, and made an appointment to come and meet him. We were excited for our boy, but anxious that his heart–and our own–would be broken if Krissy opted not to adopt him.

But, our dreams came true: on the final day of National “Adopt a Shelter Cat” Month, Krissy brought Snickers home.

Snickers is one of over 12,000 homeless cats and dogs that Second Chance has rescued since our inception in 1987. He exemplifies the promises we make to our animals: to feed and shelter them as long as needed, to treat their medical conditions with the best care, and to give them the second chance they each deserve.

We cannot fulfill these promises alone. Cats like Snickers (and the dogs, too!) depend on our generous supporters to help them as they wait to meet their perfect families. With your help, we sent 483 pets to their adoptive homes in 2016; we are on track to surpass that number in 2017 and to exceed our goal of sending home 525 animals in 2018. Just how much we exceed that goal depends on you. Click HERE to become our partner in rescue today with an investment in our mission: to champion homeless cats and dogs until every animal has a home. 

But first, consider this: you can increase your impact on our rescue efforts with a convenient, automatic monthly donation by submitting HERE

There’s more! 

Until Dec. 31, 2017, you can be promoted to the position of Second Chance Elf (Santa Paws is hiring!) with complimentary merch to promote Second Chance around town! All new monthly donors will receive a Second Chance backpack, and those who donate $10-$14.99/month (or a one-time donation of $150-$224) will receive a Second Chance 30th anniversary t-shirt. Make it $15/month or more (or a one-time donation of $225 or more) and ALSO receive a 30th anniversary water bottle or travel tumbler while supplies last–HURRY!