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.

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...

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Foster a Pet and Save a Life

Every single animal that comes to Second Chance spends at least part of its time in a foster home. Our foster homes are the lifeblood of our organization, and without them, we cannot save animals. Have a little extra love and time to give? Please consider fostering!...

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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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