Each week, we’ll introduce you to one of the kitties who has recently moved into the Adoption Center.

AUGUST 22, 2017


A few weeks ago, a Second Chance supporter, Kathy, messaged us about two little kittens that her daughter found in a gutter. She brought them in and we took them into a foster home and named the boy Landry and the girl London…and we were perplexed about these kittens’ story! They were clearly bonded and relying on one another, but given how much bigger Landry was than London, they didn’t appear to be siblings! How the two of them got together will always be a mystery. As of this past weekend, the playful pair are officially adoptable, and they’d love to find a home together! Since they’re being fostered by a staff member, they are on-site daily, so come and meet them! Or, fill out an application to get the adoption process started!

AUGUST 15, 2017


Okay, we’re cheating here a bit. Anakin isn’t exactly new to Second Chance–but he is newly adoptable, and that’s a big deal for our boy! Anakin has spent many, many weeks in the isolation ward with ringworm, which is highly contagious and takes some rigorous work to contain. After tolerating too many baths and too little playtime, Anakin is finally healthy and free to roam, run, play, jump, and snuggle! He’s only 8 months old, so he has lots of playing to catch up on! We are thrilled that he gets to be a “real cat” and so happy that we were able to help him. If you’re interested in our sweet little dude, come and meet him! Or, fill out an application to get the adoption process started!

AUGUST 8, 2017


Meet Kallista! After being rescued from an overcrowded shelter, she’s here at Second Chance looking for her fur-ever home. This 1-year-old lady absolutely looooves people and gets along well with other cats to boot! Don’t let her fool you–any shyness at your first meeting will quickly melt away into total affection. Her humans will be the lucky owner of a long-haired cat who actually loves to be brushed! Wanna meet her? Visit the Adoption Center any time 11am-5pm M-F and 12-4pm Saturday! Or, fill out an application to get the adoption process started!

AUGUST 1, 2017


All dressed up with nowhere to go? Not for long! This tuxedo kitty is Domino. He’s 6 years old and looking for his forever family. You wouldn’t know he is a mature cat–he’s so playful and still acts like a baby! He loves to run around and chase the laser pointer and play with toys. Domino gets along great with other cats and LOVES to be held! If you’re interested in adopting this fine guy, come and visit him at Second Chance or fill out an application to get the adoption process started!

JULY 25, 2017


It’s tough to get a photo of our new guy, Conway, because he just wants to sit in your lap…well, ROLL in your lap might be more appropriate! He will twist and turn so you can give him scratches and rubs all over. Eventually, he’ll flop out and then roll around on the floor, too.  If you’re looking for an affectionate and playful kitty, consider Conway! We rescued this 1-year-old boy from a county shelter in June and he’s ready for his forever home. Come and meet him! ***UPDATE: Conway was adopted in under a week after this post!

JULY 18, 2017


Laps. We’ve all got them. You might not think about yours…until baby Violet comes a’crawlin’ onto it! If you sit down, Violet will jump in your lap and be the little love bug we all know her to be! This gal (who’s also good with dogs) will rub noses with you once she’s warmed up to ya, too. We rescued her and her sisters, Jade and Pippa, from a crowded county shelter, and while the gang loves playing in their foster home, they’re also ready for their forever home! Apply for her on our website and plan to come and meet her when she makes the voyage from her foster home on Saturday! ***UPDATE: Miss Violet has been placed in her forever home!

JULY 11, 2017


Guess who’s looking for a home! Poppy, rescued in June, is 7 months old. This sweet–and tiny!–gal is FIV-positive, but did you know that FIV-positive cats can live happily and safely in a home with FIV-negative kitties? FIV is largely transmitted through fighting, and Poppy is a lover, not a fighter! FIV-positive cats also live long and healthy lives, and Poppy’s just a baby with a lotta life left to live! If you’re looking for a furry feline family member, come and meet our special girl! ***UPDATE: Poppy went home in August, woohoo!

JULY 4, 2017


Second Chance is closed today in honor of the holiday.

JUNE 27, 2017


“Hi there! I’m Tippy and I’m real tiny! And–I have a dilemma, but maybe you can help me. You see, the folks here at Second Chance have done a great job taking care of me since I got here, but I’d like to have a family of my own. I am a super sweet girl and am a total lap cat. I get along with other cats but it takes a little time for me to warm up to them. If you’re interested in adopting me, please stop by the adoption center soon!” ***UPDATE: Tippy is now in her new–and forever–home!

JUNE 20, 2017


“Hey–up here! It’s me, Blossom! I’m looking for my forever family; maybe you can help me out. I am a very sweet cat so I’m looking for a family who is looking for a lap cat. I do like to play. I love stuffed mice and chasing the laser pointer. I get along with other cats but I need time to warm up to them. If you’re looking for a sweet petite kitty, come by the adoption center and meet me today. See ya soon!” ***UPDATE: Blossom has gone to her furever home!

JUNE 13, 2017


Meet Boone! this sweet handsome boy is looking for his forever home. Boone is good with other cats; he is a bit nervous when first meeting them, but he quickly warms up. Boone is a very sweet and affectionate cat and enjoys playing with streamer toys. ***UPDATE: Boone was adopted later this week!

JUNE 6, 2017


Today’s newbie is kind of a big deal! This local celebrity had his photo featured in 919 Magazine! It’s Roy, an adventurous 15-week-old kitten! This guy is the biggest in his litter and always the first to try new things. He’s playful as ever but has also learned how to appreciate cuddles and cat naps. Interested? Check out our feature on pages 30-33 of the magazine (here) to see his photo and come in to meet him at one of our Cat Adoptathons (Saturdays noon-4pm)!

MAY 30, 2017


“Hi there! I’m Brandi! I came to Second Chance from a county shelter. I’m a sweet, chirpy girl who loves to play. At 1 year old, I am a petite girl and probably won’t get much bigger than I am now! If you’re interested in me, stop by the Adoption Center and say hello. You’ll be glad you did! ” ***UPDATE: Brandi went home in a matter of days!

MAY 23, 2017


You’d better be prepared to give lots of chin scratches and belly rubs if you’re dealing with Grainger! This 6-year-old boy will meow to get your attention and, once you give him some good head scratches, he will roll over and present his tummy for some loving. He never gets tired of being petted. Grainger is proof that big love often comes in small, round packages! Stop by Second Chance to meet this fella. ***UPDATE: Grainger was adopted in August of 2017!

MAY 16, 2017


This bright little face is Dottie. She’s 7 months old and the sweetest little kitten you’ll ever meet. She’s still a baby and has lots of energy–she loves to play with all the toys in her room. She gets along with other cats but has no problem keeping herself busy! Give her a mouse and a ball with a bell and she’ll be set for hours. She loves to cuddle and is a very loving kitten. If you’re looking for a fun kitten come and meet her! ***UPDATE: Dottie has found her new family!

MAY 9, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: There were no blog updates the week of May 8-12, 2017, as the staff member who maintains this blog was out of the office.

MAY 2, 2017


Marty is a 9-month-old boy who is simply made of love. He was found outside by the neighbor of one of our dedicated volunteers (named, wanna guess?, Marti). After trying unsuccessfully to locate any potential owner, Marti was able to get Marty into our program. He battled a cold for a while, but he is finally in a community room and doing great! ***UPDATE: Marty has been adopted!

APRIL 25, 2017


Back in March, we pulled this guy from a kill shelter. Kenneth is a very sweet and rambunctious kitty. He’s a little under a year old, so like the youngster he is, Kenneth can be found running around his community room playing with the other cats or playing with his mouse toy. ***UPDATE: Sayonara, Kenneth, and congrats on your adoption!

APRIL 18, 2017


It’s kitten season and Second Chance has many little fuzzy guys and gals! Scooter is the one in the group that likes to watch and make sure everything is safe before jumping in to play. He warms up quickly once he deems the situation safe, though! If you need a buddy to chat with at the end of the day, he just may be your man. Scooter loves to play with his mice and does very well using a scratching post. His two favorite things are to nap in the sunshine that is streaming through the windows and get love and pets from his foster mom. He does well with kids, cats, and dogs–all around a wonderful kitten! ***UPDATE: We have kittens, but not this one–Scooter has been adopted! 🙂

APRIL 11, 2017


Bella Grace is a beautiful 4-year-old tabby girl looking for her forever family. Bella Grace was surrendered to us when her owner died. She will give kisses and is very chirpy when she gets excited to see people. She’s declawed in both her front paws but it doesn’t seem to bother her. She is still as sweet and as loving as a kitty can be. Bella Grace needs to be the only kitty in her home. ***UPDATE: Within a week of this post, Bella Grace was adopted!

APRIL 4, 2017


Sassy is a very cute and energetic 9-month-old kitten that we rescued from a high-kill shelter. We can’t emphasize this enough: she loves to play! This girl is definitely looking for an active family that can provide her with the play time she needs! A home with no small children and no other cats would be best for Sassy because she is a rough player and is still learning her manners. ***UPDATE: Sassy was adopted in May 2017!

MARCH 28, 2017


Ryan a sweet and spunky 6-month-old kitten. He has lots of energy and loves to play with stuffed mice and laser pointers. Ryan is a very talkative kitten and, much like a pup, will tilt his head whenever he is curious about something. Ryan is good with other cats and absolutely loves the company of people. ***UPDATE: Ryan was adopted a week after we posted this! 🙂

MARCH 21, 2017


Bubbly is a sweet 2-year-old calico kitty we rescued from a high-kill shelter in January. She is looking for a family who will love her bubbly personality! Bubbly does well with other cats but needs to go to a home without dogs. She can be playful at times, but if you’re looking for a snuggly girl, she is usually more interested in being loved on. If you’re interested in Bubbly, stop by the Adoption Center and meet her. You won’t be disappointed! ***UPDATE: Bubbly was adopted in July of 2017!

MARCH 14, 2017


Latoya is a 2-year-old chirpy tuxedo girl with a calm and loving demeanor. She will greet you with a sweet little “meep” when you come in the room and will often rub against your legs, purring loudly. She would like nothing more than to curl up on a blanket next to you on a couch, making biscuits in the air. She does have her modern side, too, and is quite interested in technology – she is voted “most likely to walk across your tablet or keyboard,” as evidenced here: jjjjjjjjjjjf432. She may not be the most eloquent of typists, but who knows? Maybe one day, she will tap out the great American novel for you. Latoya does well with other cats, but would prefer a calm kitty as a friend she can groom. She would also be fine with a calm dog. ***UPDATE: Latoya has been adopted! 🙂

MARCH 7, 2017


Piper and her almost-twin brother, Edwin, were rescued from a high-kill shelter. Edwin has already been adopted, so now Piper is hoping to find her home as well! This petite 1-year-old girl is friendly and calm. She enjoys attention and does not mind being picked up. She will rub against your legs when you come into the room, but she is not super needy. She’ll be happy to hang out with you on the couch, purring away! She would be fine as an only kitty, or would do well with another calm kitty. She would also do well with a calm dog. ***UPDATE: Piper got adopted, woohoo!

FEBRUARY 28, 2017


Crispin is a lovely 4-year-old guy with a white soul patch that spills into a Santa-like “beard” on his chest. Crispin is FIV-positive, but don’t let that deter you from considering him for adoption! Cats with FIV can often live long and normal lives, as long as they receive regular health care visits and a good diet, and FIV is very hard to transmit between animals. FIV+ cats make wonderful pets and are certainly deserving of a second chance! You can learn more about FIV+ cats here.  Feel free to contact us for more information about FIV, or come to the Adoption Center and speak to one of our adoption staff. ***UPDATE: Crispin found his home in March of 2017! 🙂

FEBRUARY 21, 2017


Some of you know Duff already thanks to his Home Show fame–but did you know he’s pretty new to Second Chance? We were able to bring him out in the crowds so quickly because Duff is the epitome of a chill dude! This big and handsome 3-year-old guy takes everything in stride. It’s hard to believe that he wound up as a stray scrounging for food. A kind Samaritan took him in and gave him shelter, food, and love until he was able to come into our program. Duff is good with cats and would love a home where he can just hang out on the couch getting lots of love! ***UPDATE: Duff has found his forever home! 🙂

FEBRUARY 14, 2017


We have exciting news: our office cat, Peaches and Cream, has a roommate! This is Miss Vanna. She’s not available for adoption yet, because as our volunteers know, we’re working on figuring out which food she finds yummy and can keep down. Because she’s not eating great yet, she doesn’t have a lot of energy, but she is very much enjoying watching the birds, receiving love, and checking out the new digs. If you come to visit, give her some love, and please send good thoughts into the universe that soon she will be eating like it ain’t no thang!

FEBRUARY 7, 2017



Graham is a 4-year-old tabby that we rescued him from a high-kill shelter–and he’s been entertaining us ever since! This chill boy is good with other cats, GREAT with dogs, and likes to explore–and he’s chatty!! This picture of him cracks us up–we think it looks as though he’s a polite southerner taken aback by a scandalous piece of new gossip! What do you think is he saying/thinking here? Chime in on our Facebook post! ***UPDATE: Graham and Frank have been adopted together!

JANUARY 31, 2017



If you’ve been on our website, you may have seen this beautiful girl come adoptable recently! Although Blackberry is a senior cat (8 years old), she has kept herself in shape! She is a lean, fit girl and can jump with the best of them. Blackberry loves attention and will immediately come out of her cat igloo bed for petting when a person enters her room. She will get in your lap and give you head butts, and she loves being brushed–she’ll even do it herself! ***UPDATE: Blackberry went home (with her new feline brother, Lincoln)!

JANUARY 24, 2017



Chelsea is a 10-month-old girl who is the perfect combination of kitten and adult. She’s playful–and chatty!–but also very sweet and fine with being picked up and adored. She had a home, but had to be given up due to an allergy in one of the household members, so she’s had a taste of family life and is eager to get back to it! Hope your stay is short and sweet, Chelsea-girl! ***UPDATE: Chelsea went home in the spring of 2017!

JANUARY 17, 2017


If this isn’t the definition of “lap cat,” we don’t know what is! This is Darius, an almost-2-year-old sweeeeet, sweet boy! Darius was rescued from a high-kill shelter about a week before Christmas 2016 and now he’s hanging with us, waiting for his forever home. He doesn’t make it look too shabby, does he? #dontgettoocomfortable ***UPDATE: Darius went to his forever home less than a month after we made this post! 🙂

JANUARY 10, 2017


Zuri is a 5-year-old guy who was owned by veterinarian from Africa. The vet recently moved back to Africa and could not bring Zuri along. He’s a gentle, soft-spoken dude who loves people and really likes to be held. Today was his first day in one of our community rooms (he’s digging all the shelves!), so he’s still getting the lay of the land, but we hear he’s good with other cats (and dogs, too) so he should be settled in no time! ***UPDATE: Zuri went to his new forever home on Jan. 16, 2017! 🙂