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 us at Paws in the Park, our biggest event of the year, where you can run for rescue in our annual 5k Run/Walk. Check out the details and registration HERE. We can wait to see you in...read more
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
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!...read more
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24687 Highway 179
Boonville, MO 65233