Second Chance Animal Rescue & Adoptions is an all volunteer, non profit animal rescue group established in 1998, dedicated to rescuing as many dogs from Death Row at County run Animal Controls as possible, and placing them in perfect homes. We have successfully placed over 2,000 dogs since Second Chance's inception. We currently have 10 acres in Canton that we are trying to raise $150,000 to build our modern kennel on. Having a facility to house our rescued dogs is crucial, and will allow us to save more lives


     Donations can be sent online or by mail....  Your help is deeply appreciated .... Please come by our adoption center every weekend at Petsmart in Roswell.                        
Second Chance is a nonprofit all volunteer 501c3 animal rescue group.  ALL of your donations go towards the care and feeding of our
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Second Chance Animal Rescue & Adoptions
P.O. Box 1515, Roswell, GA  30077

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Roxanne was found with barbed wire twisted around her mouth. The camera was not on her when we found her and removed it. She was 40 pounds underweight. The fact she lived amazing.


Henry’s leg was mangled when a car hit him. He laid in the street for a long time. Then, Animal Control picked him up. After amputating his leg and losing a lot  of blood, Henry completed his challenge. HE LIVED!


Sally came from a puppy mill. She was bred 15 times or more until her uterus fell through her abdomen. Dr. Banner operated for 3 hours to put her organs back. Sally also lived in a wire cage for years. She wins a special Survivor award.


                  Lucy Lu

Lucy Lu, a rescued American pit bull, recently became a registered therapy dog – the first pit bull to become a part of the Happy Tails pet assisted therapy group and perhaps one of the first pit bull therapy dogs in the State of Georgia.  After being up for adoption for a short time at Second Chance Animal Rescue and Adoptions, Lucy Lu became the organization’s mascot.  Soon after that, she became a permanent member of volunteer Kim Murphy’s family.  Together, Kim and Lucy Lu attended training and are now part of the Happy Tails Pet Therapy program.  Kim and Lucy Lu attended a seven-week basic obedience course at K9 U taught by dog trainer Susan Giordona.  Susan uses only positive reinforcement training and, according to Kim “it really works!”  Lucy learned to walk on a leash, sit and down stay and come.  Kim says that she also learned some tricks – “if I say bang, bang, Lucy drops down and rolls on her back.”Kim then had to practice what she and Lucy Lu learned at home for another month, working primarily on sit and down stays where Lucy Lu is placed in a sit and down stay position and required to stay in that position while Kim walks away. ( read more )




             Jack Benny

At 10:30 on 8-25-09 #A0113 lay down on the cement floor to get some rest. He was exhausted. He was sick and tired. He couldn't remember the last time he ate. And even when he did, it made his stomach hurt. He scratched his ears again, and tried to get comfortable. He didn't know it but at 8:01 the next morning he was scheduled to die.You see #A0113 was a Rottweiler picked up as a stray on 8-5-09. No one wanted him, so he was to be destroyed. At 8:01 his kennel door opened and the animal control officer put a leash around his neck. But instead of walking him to his death, #A0113 was led to the exit door of the Coweta Animal Shelter and out into the fresh air for the first time in over 20 days.The rescue effort began the night before when Athens Rottie rescue, Atlanta Rottie rescue, and Second Chance Animal rescue got together on the phone and the computer, way into the wee morning hours. Then before 5 am Irina from an Atlanta rescue group drove to Coweta AC, arriving at 7:45 am and drove #A0113 to her work place, where he hid from her Lasa mix.  From there, I picked him up, named him Jack Benny, and took him to the vet. The shelter had estimated Benny to be 10 years old. But to my surprise, the vet said he was only 3 years old, with years of abuse on him.     ( read more )