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.

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About Us

Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue (SCSCR) has 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.

Vision Statement: The vision of SCSCR is that every cat in Sheridan County has a home, every dog and cat owner in Sheridan County has access to affordable spay and neuter services, and that every companion animal is treated with kindness and respect.

Core Values:

Excellence. We strive to provide the highest quality care and services to animals in our care. 
Respect. We believe that all people deserve help in providing care for their pets. 
Education. We want to inspire people to learn how to care for and respect all animals.
 

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!

 

The cats pictured here are some of our previous rescues that have all found loving homes. For a list of current cats available for adoption, click here.

SCSCR has three main service programs, each with their own clients:

1) The Adoption Program aims to rehabilitate and find homes for homeless cats. Clients may include former cat owners who need to surrender their cats for personal reasons, as well as new cat owners who are adopting a cat.

2) The Spay/neuter Program provides free or discounted spay/neuter services for cats and dogs owned by anyone in Sheridan County. Clients are typically low-income residents who cannot afford these services on their own.

3) The Sanctuary Program provides free cat boarding to people who need temporary housing for their pets. Typical clients include veterans at the local VA Hospital, individuals checking into substance abuse treatment at local centers, or individuals undergoing cancer treatments.

 
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Testimonials

I have had cats before and they were all great animals. But our new additions are amazing. They are sweet, cuddly and you can tell that they have been treated so very well. Thank you! We love them so much!
They are very loving and caring people. They’ve helped me out so much with my two girls when I thought I couldn’t afford to have them anymore. If not for them my 9 and 12 year old felines would have been rehomed. Thank you.
They are the most caring selfless individuals I have ever met.
Awesome for the cats and staff that truly cares! Great people do GREAT things.


These local businesses are major financial supporters of Second Chance.

We are so grateful for their support!

 

Featured Cat

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!

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