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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.







Petsmart Is Coming

Petsmart Is Coming

Come see adoptable cats at Petsmart in Columbia the whole month of June! If you are interested in a particular cat please complete an adoption application on our site in order to meet them, as we are still doing mostly appointment only visits.

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Fosters Urgently Needed

Fosters Urgently Needed

We are in urgent need of fosters this summer! Check out our foster page for more info on how to get started! Remember it costs you nothing, you can help save lives for FREE!   Click Here to learn more.

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Rescue Reunion

Rescue Reunion

Join us June 27th from 1-4pm at Logboat Brewing for a reunion! Enjoy a beer, see littermates, chat with fosters and enter in cool raffles!

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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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Order your Pet Food at and Columbia Second Chance will get a $20 donation!

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