Second Chance Animal Rescue is a
not-for-profit organisation. We rescue dogs and cats from pounds around Victoria and from neglectful home situations. When I was working as a vet nurse, I saw the amount of animals that would come through our clinic that were being surrendered or were on their way to the pound and the problem was, there were limited resources available to them. Apart from the local pound, that
would potentially euthanise them. There was no other alternative, so what could I do? It was about finding these animals a second chance. And this is how Second Chance Animal Rescue grew. Every week, we go out on pound runs throughout Victoria. A pound run is where our team will head out to a local Victorian pound or a rural Victorian pound and we rescue dogs and cats that are due to be euthanised. So we’ve had a call from Council. We’re on our way to pick up a mum Staffy, with her ten four week old puppies that have been abandoned. And what will happen, is that we will take them in, we will assess mum, make sure that she’s got everything that she needs while she’s nursing her babies. Put her and her babies into a suitable foster home to ensure that they’re safe while she’s weaning them and then we’ll find them all forever homes. She’s a good Mum. She’s lovely. So at any one time we have up to 40
animals in our shelter facility and hundreds in our foster homes. We try to find the very best home for that particular animal to ensure that the rest of their lives are comfortable and that they know love. There are so many animals,
dogs and cats that come through our organisation, that have not even known the touch of a human. So at the end of the day, we just want to give back to our companion animals that have had so little. They deserve so much more and we’re making some really good progress in that area. At Second Chance Animal Rescue, we really have a grassroots approach when it comes to rescue. It’s really important that the community gets involved with us. Whether it be via volunteering, foster caring, donating. Whatever it is. We need their help to
continue our mission and to make a difference in the lives of animals that really need a second chance at a happy life. For me to see a dog sitting in the pound, scared, sitting under its bed not wanting to be touched and then years on, in a happy home, loved by a family. and a part of that family. Makes me feel like I’ve done my job.