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.

Volunteer Orientation

Come find out how you can get involved with saving lives! Check out our “Events” page to see when the next Volunteer Orientation is scheduled. All of our orientations last about an hour and are held at our Adoption Center just west of Columbia (24687 Hwy...

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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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