Second Chance for Animals, Inc. is a Stark County, OH based non-profit, no-kill, companion animal rescue & adoption organization. We are staffed entirely by volunteers. SCFA has over 25 years of experience in rescuing, fostering, and adopting companion animals for those in and around Stark County.


At SCFA, we never euthanize animals. There is no animal that we cannot place in a loving home!


SCFA does not have a shelter, so all animals live in volunteers' homes, where they have the opportunity to interact with other pets and children.

P.O. Box 35706 Canton, Ohio 44735


Contact Us: secondchance4animals@yahoo.com


Connect with us online!

WHO WE ARE:

We rescue and help neglected, abused, and abandoned companion animals and find them caring, responsible new homes. Our volunteers mend broken bodies, hearts, and spirits -- giving the animal a second chance at a happy life, free from cruelty and pain.


We work with local veterinarians to provide immediate medical attention as needed to ensure they are as healthy as possible! Then, our dedicated volunteers provide temporary foster care until the right owner is found.


To promote compatible matches, a pre-adoption application is completed and approved before an animal is placed in a new home. We want the new home to be a happy and permanent one for both the animal and the adoptive family. We’ll even follow up with phone calls to the new adoptive animal parents to address and answer any potential questions or concerns that may arise after adoption.

WHAT WE DO:

SCFA is a registered 501-C3 non-profit and operates SOLELY on donations and volunteer efforts. As you can imagine, this can be a challenge. However, the challenges we face are nothing compared to the feeling we receive when an animal meets their forever family. Email us at secondchance4animals@yahoo.com if you would like to assist us!


DONATIONS of any of the following items will greatly benefit the animals in our care:


*Loving, stable FOSTER HOMES

*Blankets & Towels & Pet Beds

*Feeding Dishes

*Collars & Leashes,

    (especially the Gentle Leader brand collars)

*Grooming Tools

*Cleaning Products

    (bleach, paper towels, disinfectant spray)

*Cat Litter

*Dog/Puppy and Cat/Kitten Food

*Pet Toys

*Monetary Donations -- crucial!


Monetary donations are the backbone to allow us to continue to do what we do for the animals and we appreciate every dollar donated to help us rescue animals in need and find them loving, forever homes.

HOW WE CAN DO THIS:

FAQ:

“WILL SCFA TAKE UNWANTED PETS, LIKE THE CAT I FOUND IN THE FIELD BY MY HOUSE?”


At SCFA we carefully choose new homes for our adoptable pets. Therefore, we typically do not take unwanted animals, whether it be one or more. Our foster homes are usually full of rescued animals!


However, to assist we will often take photos and information about the pet in need to potentially help adopt it out to a new home. Many people are very specific about the animal they wish to adopt, and your unwanted pet may be exactly what someone is seeking!


This would be a partnership agreement (discussed in advance), with commitment by all involved. We will partner with you to aid you in the adoption process for your pets re-homing.



“WHERE ARE ALL THE SCFA ANIMALS HOUSED?”


WE HAVE NO SHELTER! God Bless our foster homes!


After being inoculated and given a clean bill of health, every animal is kept in a safe family environment. While accommodations are limited, SCFA foster homes provide a clean, safe environment where pets are handled frequently, responsibly, and lovingly. Typically, animals thrive under these conditions, making socialization and assimilation into a new home overwhelmingly successful.


It also gives us more insight into the likes and dislikes of each animal -- allowing for better placement in a new home.



“HOW CAN I BECOME A FOSTER PARENT TO A SCFA ANIMAL?”


WE ALWAYS NEED COMMITTED HOMES! Fill out our brief survey (request it by email) and send it in to secondchance4animals@yahoo.com


We will review your submission and arrange a meeting!

The greatest desire of SCFA is to place each animal in the best setting possible. To do this, we screen all families wishing to adopt using a Pre-Adoption Questionnaire. Each application is carefully reviewed and every potential new owner will speak with a senior volunteer and the pet’s foster home to help evaluate every applicant's suitability for adoption.


There is a 2-4 day waiting period before every adoption is finalized to ensure adequate evaluation time and also to eliminate the spur-of-the-moment decisions. Waiting 2-4 days before finalization allows you, the applicant, time to reflect on your decision to adopt. This eliminates a poor experience for the animals and for the adopting families.


The animal's welfare is our primary concern!


Adoption fees are as follows:

*Spayed/Neutered Dogs: $55

*Spayed/Neutered Cats: $45


We regret that, at this time, we cannot adopt to anyone located more than a 2-hour drive from Canton, Ohio.

ADOPTING A FRIEND:

SECOND CHANCE FOR ANIMALS, INC. STAFF:

Director: Lynda Marshall

Coordinator: Sherri Mathieu DeArment

Social Media: Pam Oster

secondchance4animals@yahoo.com


Second Chance website and logo design by:

Ryan Michael Design - North Canton, OH

ryanmichaeldesign@gmail.com

(Website or technical related requests only please. No animal requests. Thank you!)


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