From this… to this!!

We found Ms. Beasley—then a 5-month-old shepherd mix—in an overcrowded county shelter. Her growing body was colder than most that January: a terrible case of mange had robbed her of her fur coat. Through her thin hair, we could see her red and scabbed skin.

Ms. Beasley was a timid puppy, and obviously suffering, but she wanted to be touched nonetheless. She slowly scooted over to Dave, our dedicated Board president, and put her head in his lap. She let him pet her and licked her face in gratitude.

Thanks to your gifts, we were able to provide medical treatment, and Ms. Beasley soon showed obvious signs of progress. Her inflamed skin began to cool off, the scabs on her face disappeared, and the cute sweaters donated by supporters like you kept her warm as we moved into spring.

Within a few months, Ms. Beasley’s skin—and spirits—had healed. Her foster mom, Tanya, cared for her until, at long last, Ms. Beasley was healthy, comfortable… and adoptable! She went home with her new mom, Sandi, that summer.

From sheltering this sweet pup, to adorning her with sweaters, to providing the medical care that allowed her fur to grow in, your support of Second Chance animals—your love for the vulnerable, the ill, the injured, and the alone—kept Ms. Beasley warm. Thanks to your generosity, she and over 12,000 homeless animals have gone to their forever homes! Your partnership with Second Chance is the only way we can continue this life-saving work.


Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County. At Second Chance, our mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership-ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.



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