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Second Chance Animal Center
6779 VT Route 7A
P.O. Box 620
Shaftsbury, VT 05262
Phone: (802) 375-2898
Fax: (802) 375-0235
Second Chance visits assisted-living facilities, adult daycare facilities, college events, and other locations where shelter animals can spend time socializing. Both the shelter animals and participants benefit from this special contact.
We work with individuals or groups of community members who care for community cat colonies in our service area. We will trap, transport, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and return these felines to their home territories. This program impacts the health and safety of these animals while preventing overpopulation. We will also work with you to set up a proper feeding station and provide long-term care instructions. Depending on the program participants, either a per-cat fee is charged or a tax-deductible contribution is requested.
Rabies Vaccination Clinics
Currently we work in conjunction with the dog licensing schedule set by Vermont towns and will schedule an annual rabies vaccination clinic at the East Arlington Fire House in mid-March. The charge is $12 per shot and both cats and dogs can participate. This event is posted on our website and Facebook page. When we move into the new shelter facility, we hope to schedule additional clinics to better serve the community.
Sometimes people in our community need a little help feeding their cat or dog. We have a fee-waived Pet-Food Pantry where people can access dog food, cat food, or cat litter when necessary. Second Chance is able to maintain this program due to the food donations we receive from our supporters, including local stores including Petco and Tractor Supply.
SCAC allows community members to borrow Have-a-Heart Traps. There is no rental charge, instead we collect a $25-per-trap (cash) deposit and will return the deposit, in full, when the trap is returned to us thirty days later. If you need to extend the borrowing period, just call, otherwise we will keep the deposit and use it to replace the unreturned trap.
Second Chance also works with selected veterinarians to help with payment of emergency animal care. We also work with local organizations that assist individuals leaving domestic abuse situations. These partnerships are confidential and these services are only provided through these channels.
If you have questions about any of the following Community Programs, our Community Programs Coordinator can be reached at 802-375-2898 ext.312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.