Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue (SCSCR) is a volunteer-only non-profit organization with a mission to rescue and rehabilitate special-needs cats, provide free and low-cost spay/neuter services to the local community, and assist people who need help keeping their pets during difficult life situations.
Our rescue is no-kill, meaning we only euthanize animals that are in untreatable pain or suffering from disease. This also means that we must limit our admissions, and can only accept cats into the rescue when some of our current cats are adopted into loving homes. Visit this page for our intake and outcome statistics.
Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue began rescuing cats in 1999, with a focus on orphaned kittens. Beginning in 2005, SCSCR shifted its priorities towards senior and other special needs animals. At that time the rescue was run purely from foster homes.
In December of 2009, SCSCR officially became a corporation, and began gaining financial support from local community members.
In May 2011 we began our community spay/neuter initiative, offering free spay/neuter surgeries to cats and dogs owned by low-income families. Since the beginning of this program we have provided over 2,500 surgeries to dogs and cats in Northeast Wyoming.
In 2013 we opened our public Adoption Center, which gave our cats and our organization much greater community exposure. Our adoption rates increased dramatically and have continued to increase in subsequent years. In 2015, we had nearly as many cat adoptions as the local public animal shelter.
SCSCR receives no city or county funding and we rely entirely on public donations and grants. Please see our DONATE page for information on how you can help us save lives!
These local businesses are major financial supporters of Second Chance.
We are so grateful for their support!
Isabella | 13 Years old
Isabella was hit by a car in October, 2015, and it shattered her pelvis and hips. Unfortunately, she was not provided medical help until after the breaks had healed, so she now walks with a limp and has arthritis. However, she is still sweet as can be and even loves to play! She would love to have her own family that treats her like a princess.
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What is "special-needs"?
Aren't all cats special?
While we agree that all cats have a "special" place in our hearts, some of the cats we rescue need extra rehabilitation, and some of them may never be adoptable and will remain at our sanctuary. These may include blind cats, deaf cats, amputees, cats with neurological deficits, and cats with extreme emotional trauma. We give these cats special care for the length of their lives, and your monthly sponsorship helps pay for that care!