Foster. Adopt. Educate.

At Second Chance, we make families. Founded in 1985, we are the largest animal rescue group in mid-Missouri. With just two staff members and more than 100 volunteers, we play matchmaker to more than 700 animals each year.

Stop by and see us one weekend at our Adoption Center just west of Columbia or at one of our many adoption events around the area; we might just have your new family member waiting for you! Learn more about us and our mission.

Twenty Dollar Tabbies

The brown tabby cats are taking over Second Chance! Look at these cuties that have reduced adoption fees through the end of August! Fill out your adoption survey here!   Whiskers, 3 years old, FIV positive. Whiskers only has three legs, but that doesn’t... read more

Join the Cat Care Team

Can’t adopt, foster, or donate but still want to help save lives? Join our Cat Care Team! We house about 50 adult cats at our Adoption Center, and we’re always looking for volunteers who can take a day each week or month (or even an occasional day!) to... read more

Second Chance Calendar Contest

Did you adopt your dog or cat from Second Chance? Think your Second Chance alumni is the cutest, funniest, most beautiful, most (fill in the blank!)  that you’ve ever had? Of course you do; we think that about all of our animals too! Here’s your chance to... read more

Visit Us This Weekend

24687 Highway 179
Boonville, MO 65233
Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Phone: 660-882-5050
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10186
Columbia, MO 65205

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