In 2009 Second Chance Rescue NYC began as a small dream, founded on the firm belief that all animals deserve love and care, and that no animal should ever be subjected to abuse, neglect or homelessness. We are 100% not for profit and to date have relied solely on donations from the public. Our mission is to offer a second chance to those less fortunate—those with critical medical, emotional or behavioral issues. We are a lifeline for thousands of cats and dogs that otherwise wouldn’t stand a chance.
Animals rescued by Second Chance are transported to private veterinarians for proper medical treatment, where they are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and tested for heart-worm before being placed into new, loving homes. We also provide immediate emergency veterinary care and rehabilitation for those that require it—from bottle-feeding newborns to hospice care for senior and/or sick animals.