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


Perfect Match

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 pets on PetFinder and on this site as a courtesy to pet owners who need to find a new home for their beloved animal. Foster homes are a also in place to serve as temporary homes until that Perfect Match appear.


Compassion Program 

Unexpected "emergency" events arise with pets. This program helps individuals when accidents, poisonings or other events strike. SCAS help ranges from assistance with veterinary expenses to direct involvement in the crisis.



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 Grandpaws program helps provide veterinary care and veterinary expenses. We also provide transportation to and from the veterinarian's office.


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


Guardian Homes

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.


CareWorks Humane Education Program

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.