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Second Chance for Pets
P.O. Box 243
Clinton, IL 61727
phone: 217.935.3488 secondchanceforpets@yahoo.com

Based out of DeWitt County, Illinois, Second Chance for Pets is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and re-homing homeless, abandoned, and unwanted pets. {Read more about us and our history}

Second Chance volunteers rescue pets from local high kill shelters and occasionally accept owner surrenders as space in foster homes permits. Second Chance for Pets relies solely on donations from the public. All of our adoptable pets are fully vaccinated. They are spayed/neutered (no exceptions), heartworm tested, Feline Leukemia tested, dewormed, and on flea and tick prevention. They also go to their new homes microchipped (age dependent) and ready to be registered.

We appreciate that caring people want to help our animals find homes, but please do not post our adoptable pets on Craigslist for us. Thank you!

Second Chance for Pets is a 501(c)3 organization.
All donations are tax-deductible.

We always have many adoptable dogs and cats. We're certain we can help you find the perfect pet for your family and lifestyle!*

Check out all of our happy success stories while you're at it!


*If you have a certain breed/size in mind and don't see it on our website, please contact us! We're always getting new animals, and we can help you find just what you're looking for.


Low cost rabies vaccination clinics 2020

Second Chance for Pets will be hosting low cost rabies vaccinations clinics in March. Services include rabies and distemper vaccinations as well as microchips for dogs and cats.

March 14 - Wapella (Wapella Village Maintenance Building) - 9am-11am
March 14 - Waynesville (Firehouse) - 1pm-3pm
March 21 - Weldon (Old fire house) - 9am-11am
March 21 - Clinton (Clintonia Township building on North side of Clinton. Off Hwy 51 and N. Walnut St.) - 1pm-3pm

Other ways to help

We understand that not everyone is in a place in their life to adopt a pet. But there are several ways you can help Second Chance for Pets other than adopting!


You're truly saving a life when you foster an adoptable pet!

If you have the space in your home and heart to foster a pet for Second Chance, please fill out our short application, and a volunteer will get back with you soon.


We are currently in need of volunteers to do basic errands and transports and also to help load our Animal Protective League trucks (for the low-cost spay and neuter transport) one hour a month.

Please see our volunteer/foster page for other volunteer duties and for a short application.


To make a tax-deductible monetary donation, please use the "Make A Donation" Paypal link above. It's free and easy!

If you would rather donate needed items, Second Chance is always in need of donations of dry dog food.

Please check out our donate page for a list of other items we are in need of.

Low cost spay and neuter clinics

Second Chance for Pets will be transporting dogs and cats to the Animal Protective League in Springfield, IL for low cost spay and neuter clinics. If you have a pet that you would like to have spayed or neutered for a very low cost (Dogs <60 lbs $80,>60 lbs $105, Male Cats $40, Female Cats $50), please call us at 217-935-3488 at least 24 hours in advance to get on the transport.

Low-cost vaccinations will also be available.

Please check out our events page for more details.