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 Alumni Calendar

Our first annual Second Chance Alumni Calendar is finally ready—just in time for the holidays! Celebrate with us and our first calendar models, all formerly homeless Second Chance animals who now have amazing people who submitted them for the calendar contest....

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Help with the Click of Your Mouse

Did you know that Facebook has an awesome new function that allows you to raise money for your favorite charity? Just scroll down on the left side of your newsfeed, and select “create fundraiser” and then you can select Second Chance. You can have all your...

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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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