Programs & services

To inquire about a program, call us at 570-376-3646 or email  



Matching pets needing loving families to families needing loving networking, Facebook, posters, and other forms of publicity help find homes for pets needing to be placed elsewhere. We post adoptable pets on PetFinder, Adopt a Pet and Facebook and on this site. Foster homes are a also in place to serve as temporary homes until that Perfect Match appear.  


Occasionally we have a cat who has endured an accident, loss of eyesight, a health condition, or even a traumatic experience that places him/her beyond the range of normalcy. “The Tenth Life” is a new program we have initiated to provide an opportunity for a new lease on life with a very special one-of-a-kind home. A cat that falls under our “Tenth Life” umbrella receives a unique individualized package that helps him/her and his/her caregivers. This program offers resources to help these unfortunate creatures regain trust, love, and a sense of devotion. If you are interested in opening your heart to helping a “tenth life” cat get its purr back, please contact us.


Trauma, family changes, and other events sometimes separate a dog from his/her family. Sometimes these dogs are left without a home. We have occasionally had these unfortunate animals placed into our care. They are often in need of unique care and love. Finding each a special caring family to treasure may be difficult. “Grey Whiskers” offers very special responses to help these animals regain trust, love, and renewed devotion. If you are interested in becoming that special caring home, please contact us. The next Grey Whiskers candidate may be your next best friend!

Stray/feral cats 


This program assists people caring for homeless cats. Pet food contributions and donations for veterinary care provide assistance where cat numbers have overwhelmed individuals compassionate about caring for these outdoor cats. Monthly food allotments and spay/neuter requirements help stabilize these feline homesteads.  

Pet-owner assistance


The lives of many of our Senior Citizens and disabled individuals are both enriched and sustained by their much loved pets. These true companions give comfort, warmth, conversation, and even a sense of purpose. They only ask for love in return. Occasionally these folks find their animals in need of veterinary care, be it spay/neutering or a physical ailment, and they find need for financial or other assistance. Second Chance's Compassion program helps provide veterinary care and veterinary expenses. 

H.O.P.E (Helping Our Pets Eat)

HOPE provides emergency food for pets of people experiencing and emergency such as a fire or other natural disaster. Second Chance Sanctuaries is listed by many area emergency organizations as a "to call" provider in case of any emergency of this type arises. 



Thoughts about change, passions, and perceptions form when we are young. Our education programs are fun, fresh, and exciting. They are planned to allow young minds a voice, to warm hearts, challenge minds, laugh, and become involved. The puppets, people, and pets they see teach how to care for pets, understand pets and how to help with problems with pets.