Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to rescue abandoned and abused animals and find them loving homes. Our cats come from many painful situations: some once had homes, but for some reason their owners decide they no longer care and leave their pets in parks, behind supermarkets, or on the streets. Having spent their lives as house pets, these cats are unable to fend for themselves. Other times, we must remove cats from a hoarder’s home. Or an owner may pass away, leaving the cats with nowhere else to go. In many cases, especially in the spring, we find a litter of stray kittens whose mother never returned to care for them.
Our independent rescuers take in these cats and kittens, foster them in their homes, bottle feed kittens too young to feed themselves and get the cats and kittens the veterinary care they need to be healthy. These loving volunteers also work on socializing these often traumatized and frightened cats until they’re ready to purr, be affectionate and trust people again. When our cats are vaccinated, spayed or neutered, in good health and ready to be pets, we place them in one of our adoption centers located in PetSmart at 3545 Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.
Our rescuers also foster dogs in their homes.
Please visit our Adoption page to see our cats and dogs waiting to be adopted at PetSmart and to learn more about the adoption process.
Second Chance Animal Rescue receives no federal or state funding.We rely on our volunteers and the generosity of the public for food donations and monetary contributions.
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