Donation Options

Second Chance could not exist without your help!

We are a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-exempt. To make a tax-deductible contribution to help animals in need, please send your donation payable to Second Chance at the following address:

Second Chance
P.O.Box 10186
Columbia, MO 65205

Second Chance Foundation

Second Chance is planning for the future. If you’d like to help us by giving to our Foundation, which is a fund that sits separately from our operating funds, we would be grateful. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Central Missouri, our foundation funds are currently invested and growing. Through your donation to our foundation, you will help the organization have a sustainable future and support for future organizational growth. In addition to a direct donation, our foundation can also accept gifts of stock or other assets. For more information about the foundation or other planned giving opportunities, email our Director at

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Second Chance Needs

  • Purina One Healthy Kitten (canned and dry)
  • Science Diet Kitten (canned and dry)
  • Purina One Cat food (canned and dry)
  • Grain-free Dog and Puppy food (many brands carry a grain-free option!)
  • Scoopable Cat Litter
  • Dog leashes and collars
  • Dog and/or Cat Beds
  • Dog and/or Cat Toys
  • Pet Carriers (wire preferred but plastic will work too!)
  • Pet Shampoo
  • Food Scoopers
  • Litter Scoopers
  • Feeding Bowls
  • Bleach
  • Simple Green
  • Trash Bags
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Broom/Dust Pan
  • Cleaning Brushes
  • Sponges
  • Mop/Mop Heads
  • Anti-bacterial Hand Soap
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Storage Containers (with lids)
  • New/Used Bath Towels/Blankets


  • Tools and Building Hardware
  • Gardening Tools
  • Child Wading Pools (to keep the dogs cool in the summer)
  • Shelving
  • Postage Stamps
  • Computer Paper
  • Thank you cards
  • Animal Stickers and other animal craft supplies

An easy way to buy us what we need is through our Amazon Wishlist. Click here to access our list and purchase online.

Do you feed Purina? Each bag of Purina cat or dog food has a circular weight circle on the side (not the UPC code). We can redeem these for vet services or food. Please collect these for us!