Welcome to the Second Chance Animal Rescue
Please take time to browse our site, here you will learn all about the work that we do. You will also find a selection of animals that are looking for new homes
As we believe that Christmas is the wrong time to introduce a new animal into the home we do not rehome any of our animals until early in the new year when the household is back to normal. Sponsoring an animal will help towards the costs involved in caring for an animal between 12th Dec to 2nd Jan. It could even save an animals life if we can get the animal to safety until New Year
To sponsor an animal please go to our News page where you will be able to download our latest newsletter which includes a sponsorship form. Sponsorships also make great gifts, if you chose to do a Christmas sponsorship you will receive a card with a photo and information on your chosen animal.
New this Christmas
We are creating a Memorial Tree this Christmas. While this will be predominately for pets it is open for anyone who has lost someone who is special to them and is missing them. Not just in the last year but anytime and wants to remember them at this special time of year. The tree is going to be blessed by Val Worthington Unitarian Preacher who will be here on Sunday 15th December at 12.30 pm. If you are unable to attend just send your photo or card before the 15th to be included and for a small donation we will light a candle in their memory. All are welcome, we will be serving mince pies and mulled wine.
We are asking people to put photos in a small frame to hang from the tree with a few words and name on the back if you like or perhaps a small card about 2 inches square to hang from the tree. Anyone wanting the photo returned after Christmas please send a self addressed envelope otherwise the photos will be put into a memorial album and kept here.
Dog of the Month
Peanut is a 10 year old Cocker Spaniel bitch. She is still a lively girl that enjoys 2 good walks a day so would enjoy a fairly active home, she is also strong on the lead
Cat of the Month
We have been battling with Blossom for some time. She has allergies to many foods including Chicken, Tuna and Salmon. She has been on many medications to control these allergies. We finally have it all under control and only needs meds if she has an outbreak, which is now rare. She desperatly needs a home after being here for so long. She can live with dogs but not other cats as she cannot have access to other cats food. She is a loving cat who very much enjoys her cuddles
Many thanks to Pets At Home in Eastleigh.
We are extremly grateful to them for choosing us
as their charity and for all their hard work
raising vital funds for us.
Take a good look.....this is D....she was saved in the UK this weekend after being used as a bait dog.....FREE TO A GOOD HOME can mean pain and death for your pet at the hands of dog fighters....DON'T advertise them for free or even sell them on sites like Gumtree....if you need to 'get rid' of your pet for any reason talk to your local rescue or find an alternative option.....they are not all as 'lucky' as D
We have many pairs of kittens
needing homes, can you help?
A massive thank you to everyone
who attended, donated or helped
out in someway with our Open Day.
Even though numbers and
donations were down probably
due to the recession we
still managed to raise a whopping
Thank you to all who supported us
We were recently sent some photo's taken back in 1992 by a volenteer. The rescue has certainly come a long way in the last 21 years. We thought you might like to see the then and now photo's
On top of the obvious like dog/cat food, cat litter etc the items we use most of on a daily basis are washing powder, dustbin bags, household bleach and washing up liquid. Any donations of these items are a huge help to us and helps us to keep costs down. Please do think of us when doing your weekly shop, we would be very grateful.
Many thanks to all that Sponsorsed an animal over the Christmas period. All the money raised goes towards keeping animals safe in our care until we start rehoming again after the busy Christmas period.
Unfortunatly the current financial climate has taken its toll on us and donations were down by a quater compared to previous years. We can only hope that things begin to pick up soon.
We are very sorry to say that Sadie, one of our resident dogs has sadly passed away. She was on her annual holiday in Wales with Rose when she was taken ill, it was then discovered that she had mutiple tumors on her lungs. Many thanks go to Milfeddygon Williams Veterinary Surgeons in Machynlleth, Powys for all their care and attention.
Please, please get your rabbit vaccinated. Myxomatosis, a most awful and fatal disease is around at the moment. We have recently lost a pair of the most friendliest, beautiful rabbits to it. This pair were being housed in an cage inside a shed with no contact with other rabbits. Its common for people to assume that their pet rabbits will be safe from it because they are housed in a shed, living indoors or not likely to come in contact with wild rabbits. The disease is passed by fly's, flea's and other insects so is very easily spread. Its a horrific disease than can and will cause an awful death so please do vaccinate now
Many thanks to Dulux for donating the paint to us to allow Charley Wilcock and Rob Vaughan to paint our fantastic mural on our food store. It looks amazing with caricatures of many of our dogs and volenteers and has become a real focal point
We are finding that with the huge number of cats that we have here waiting for homes we are running extremly low on cat biscuit's. Hence any donations of dry cat food would be very gratefully received
Foster Homes Urgently Needed
We are looking for some experienced foster homes with no young children and someone at home during the day to help with some young dogs that just need a bit of extra socialization. They are not aggressive in any way, purely a little shy and wary of the world around them. Having spent all their short lives in kennels we really feel that these dogs deserve the extra help to get them into the new homes they deserve. If you can help foster one of these dogs please contact us as soon as possible. Thank you.
It has come to our attention that once again some of our postal donations have gone astray. We always respond to any donations unless requested not to, so if you do send in a donation to us and you do not receive a response from us then please do let us know.
Ebay & Missionfish
Many thanks to those that donate the proceeds or a percentage of the selling price of items that they sell on Ebay. If you wish to help us in this way it is easily done when listing your item on Ebay. Missionfish will then pass on your donation after your item has sold.