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.

Second Chance Election Swag

Are you ready for November 8th to get here? Wishing you could vote for your favorite animal? Thanks to our friends at Fast Yeti Custom Tees, you can proudly display your support of your favorite animal and Second Chance! While supplies last, we will ship you some...

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Happy Meow-loween!

To celebrate the fun and folly of Halloween, we’re want to put the spotlight on our most festive cats! For the month of October, all BLACK, ORANGE, TORTI or CALICO cats are just $31. Check out our available kitties and see if one strikes your fancy. If so, just...

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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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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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