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Second Chance Animal Rescue Inc. is a reputable not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia, dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming displaced and abandoned pets. Established in 2008, our team of vet professionals, animal-loving volunteers, and foster carers work tirelessly to provide a second chance to cats and dogs facing euthanasia in pounds and shelters across Victoria. Through our efforts, we aim to match these animals with loving families, ensuring they become cherished additions to their new homes for life.

At Second Chance Animal Rescue, we pride ourselves on our community-based approach, with over 100 local foster homes caring for animals not yet ready for adoption. With the support of our dedicated volunteers and over 45,000 Facebook followers, we have successfully rescued and rehomed over 10,000 animals by the end of 2019. Our commitment to saving lives led to the opening of our first animal shelter in Campbellfield in 2015, followed by a larger facility in Craigieburn in 2019, which includes an animal hospital, shelter, education hub, and cat boarding facility.

As a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, Second Chance Animal Rescue relies on donations to continue our vital work in the community. We invite you to support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation or considering a bequest in your will. Join us in giving hope to pets in need and helping us continue our rescue efforts for years to come. Visit us today and who knows, you might just meet your new best friend while you’re here!