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We're a Connecticut-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Our original mission was to aid dogs in deplorable conditions from Missouri puppy mills. Over 400 dogs were rescued from Missouri and placed in loving homes in CT between 2010- 2012. Another 2000 dogs were transported to safety in other states with the van that was purchased from our fund-raiser in 2011. Since then we have expanded our mission to save cats as felines have a much higher euthanasia rate in shelters than dogs and were in desperate need.  Over 600 cats and kittens have been pulled from high kill shelters in North Carolina since 2015.

Our latest endeavor is saving dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages when they are hours from euthanasia with no other options but Second Chance. A grand total of 1205 animals have been saved since our inception. We are so proud of this accomplishment as it has all been done without a paid staff and on a shoestring budget.

Our founder, Janet, has been a  member of the Humane Society's National Disaster Response Team. Through NDART she has done rescue work in puppy mills and after Hurricane Katrina. She has also raised 3 dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Janet has been volunteering at local shelters for over 25 years, fostering over 900 animals in her home and barn.  Through Second Chance Rescue of Connecticut, she has coordinated the transport, vetting and adoption of over 1200 dogs and cats including disabled animals, senior dogs and those with medical issues.  Janet and her husband, Bill are the owners of 9 rescue animals.


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