2015-05 Annual Spring Campaign

2015 Spring Campaign

At Second Chance Pet Adoptions, this season brings us many homeless animals needing our help. In 2014, we celebrated a 41% increase in the number of animals who were adopted into forever homes. This could only happen with the love and generosity of supporters like you. In 2015, our goal is to give even more animals in our community a chance at better lives. But we desperately need your help to ensure that we can provide the shelter, food, and medical care they will need.

Some of these animals come to us needing immediate help and some we find require significant assistance after they have been admitted to our program. In fact, 20-30% of the animals in our care have medical needs above and beyond the core vaccines and general treatment that we provide. Although these animals may need specialized medical care (including surgery in some cases) or behavioral training, they are treatable and have the ability to live long and happy lives.

Meet Tinkerbell and Jack……

Tinkerbell had a tough start when she was rescued. She was turned into a high kill shelter with such a severe case of mange, that the shelter would have pressed neglect charges if anyone came to claim her. Her skin was so badly infected that she bled every time she took a step. Her face showed defeat. While undergoing treatment for the infection, she suddenly began to have life threatening seizures. She was rushed to the hospital and put on a ventilator. But her spirit was strong and she fought for life. Thankfully she pulled through and now she is completely recovered – happy, beautiful, and ready for her new home.

Jack must have spent the early part of his life in an automotive garage. He arrived smelling of gasoline and his coat was gray, greasy, and matted. At 8 months old, he was very small for his age, and looked more like he was 4 months old. After intake, he developed a significant upper respiratory infection, which took over a month to clear. Because he lacked adequate muscle strength, he suffered a dislocated leg after a simple jump off of someone’s lap. Fortunately, this young man recovered and, while still small in stature, his big personality won over his adopters.

These are just two of the many dogs and cats who come through our doors. This spring, in order to save more animals, including those like Tinkerbell and Jack, we are doing a special appeal to raise $10,000 for medical costs. Thanks to a $2500 grant from the Bernice Barbour Foundation towards this appeal, we have a great head start!

Won’t you take a moment to give the gift of life? If you haven’t yet given to Second Chance, your contribution does make a difference! If you have in the past, know that we are very grateful for your continued support. Please help us help as many dogs and cats as possible get a second chance.

Together, we can work towards the day when all healthy or treatable animals in our community have a home. Help us reach new heights in 2015!

Thank you on behalf of all the animals,

Dave Ballesteros

President: Board of Directors
Second Chance Pet Adoptions

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