Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries (Second Chance) are a 12-dog capacity shelter and foster charity in Pennsylvania who focus on rehabilitating and finding homes for at-risk dogs who are lost, abandoned or seized. They also run outreach programs to assist elderly and disabled dog owners with veterinary costs, offer financial assistance for spay/neuter and emergency vet costs; and run humane education programs and low-cost microchip/vaccination clinics.
Dogs Trust USA is supporting the construction of two secure outdoor training and exercise parks called the ‘Paw Paw’s Patch’. One of the parks will be for current shelter dogs, and it is hoped that this will contribute to the improvement of their adoptive dogs’ welfare, and become a space for members of the public to spend time with prospective dogs that are up for adoption, with the aim of improving rehoming rates. The other park will used as a space for owners to bring their dogs to train, exercise and socialise, and it is hoped that this will contribute towards decreased intake rates and return to kennel rates for behavioural issues.