We are a 501c3 rescue branch that saves dogs who are on death row through no fault of their own. These dogs deserve a 2nd chance!
Our Mission is to save dogs from being put down and to educate people on the benefits of spay/neutering their pets
Non profit 501(c)3 dog rescue organization in the Springfield, IL area
Thank you for your interest in 2nd Chance Rescue. We are a new branch of 2nd Chance Animal Rescue in Missouri. They have been concentrating on puppy mill rescues so far. As a way to expand their mission, we have added this branch in Illinois for rescue of dogs from high kill shelters in many areas of the country. We are a small group, but growing every day. We have no shelter building for viewing of the animals. All our animals live in foster care so they no longer have to spend time in cages but instead can learn to be a part of a family.
If you would like to meet one of our animals, contact us on this page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a meeting with approved applicants.
We depend on donations and volunteers to help us find homes for our deserving dogs. Please share this information with family and friends. You will be helping to save a life!
Thank you for your support!
I promise I will take your unwanted animals. I will heal their wounds, their diseases, their broken bones. I will give them the medical attention they need and deserve. I will nurture their starvation, and give them a warm place to sleep. I will spay and neuter them vaccinate them against the diseases that can harm them. I will treat them and honor them. I will buy them toys, blankets, balls, and teach them to play.
I will speak softly to them. I will try to teach them not to fear, not to cry, not to fear, and not to hate. I will whisper sweet, kind, gentle words into their ears, while gently trying to stroke their fear, their pain, and their scars away. I will face their emotional scars and give them time to overcome them. I will socialize them, potty train them, teach them to be obedient, show them dignity, and hold their paws, and stroke their ears if they have endured too much and walk them over the Rainbow Bridge, but most of all I will teach them Love.
Sharon McGinness " The Big Cheese"
Cynthia Lee Branch Manager
Lisa Burke Adoption Coordinator
Deana Leffers Foster Coordinator
Roni Van Ausdall Fundraising Chairman
Robin Lee Website Designer
Deana Leffers Website Maintenance
Along with many other volunteers who help coordinate our rescues..
FEATURED PET: This is PATCHES, a 6 to 7 year old cocker spaniel who was rescued from a high kill shelter in Tennessee. She came to us bald from having a ton of matted hair shaved off, and HW+. She has gone through her treatment but remains a low HW positive. She needs a foster home until she is completely recovered.