Second Chance Pet Rescue is a no kill shelter. Our focus is to help the pets in need in our community, but we know no borders when it comes to helping pets without homes. We are not an animal control facility; our shelter does not accept found or stray pets and unless there are special circumstances. We are a rescue; that means that we accept pets that are owned and no longer able to be cared for or those who have been abandoned and left behind. We also accept pets from other shelters and organizations when our help is request.
Our goal is to become an open admission no kill shelter. Open admission means that we would never need to turn away a pet that comes to our door. Currently, we are always asked to help more pets than we physically have the space to house in our shelter facility. We are working hard to improve our adoption and rescue numbers so that we can continue to grow as an organization and help more pets in need.
What Services are available at Second Chance?
What should I do if I can’t keep my Pet? Please reach out to us before coming to the shelter with your pet. Although we may not be able to accept your pet immediately, we may be able to accept your pet within a week or two. We can give you some forms to fill out ahead of time and let you know a good day that you could bring your pet to us.
How long will you keep my Pet? Because we are a no kill shelter, your pet will stay here safe and well cared for until the perfect home or rescue can be found. Of course, this is not an inexpensive thing for the shelter and we ask for a donation at the time that you drop off your pet. We also made sponsorship opportunities available to help us cover the costs of daily pet care and pet medical needs.
I’m in the process of moving. Can you board my pet temporarily? We are not a boarding kennel; we cannot temporarily hold pets. We can give you several options with in our local area of organizations that may be able to help.
Things have been really tight and I can’t afford pet food. Is there anyway you can help? Yes, we do maintain a small food bank thanks to some generous donations. We are from time to time able to provide support to owners who are in a bind and need food for their pets. Please stop in and visit with the folks in the office who will be happy to help you.
I’m having some problems with my Pet? Do you offer training? Although we do not offer specific training or behavioral counseling, we may be able to answer some basic questions and provide a few simple suggestions. We can also point you in the right direction to some folks who may be able to help you.
Can I bring my pet to you for vaccines or to get him fixed? We are unable to offer veterinary care to privately owned animals at this time. Our dream is to one day have a spay neuter clinic and well care clinic on site; but we still have a long way to go. At this time if you need services that include spay neuter, we are recommending that you contact Joplin Humane Society to offer very affordable services to pet owners. Tractor Supply Company also hosts occasionally vaccine clinics; you should check your local store for dates, times and availability. If you can’t help me right away and I can no longer keep my pet, is there anyone else that I can call? Yes, and we recommend that you reach out to as many shelters and organizations as possible and then you may have the opportunity to get your pet into the shelter that can help you first.
You can contact Animal Welfare and Adoption Agency email@example.com
Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter 918-256-7227
Joplin Humane Society 417-624-3642 Info@joplinhumane.org
Faithful Friends Animal Advocates 417-592-2512
Carthage Humane Society 417-358-6402
Golden Paw Pet Resort 417-623-0842 We can’t guarantee any of them have openings, but calling is the first step. You may need to check back every few days to see if space has open up.
If you are in the Grove/Ottowa County/Delaware County area and have an emergency with a pet that you cannot keep, please text message Lysa Boston, Shelter Manager at 417-622-8243.