Second Chance Rescue NYC’s mission is to reduce animal overpopulation in shelters, rescue and rehabilitate critically injured and neglected animals, and connect the community to services that enable animals to remain in their homes. 



In 2009, Second Chance Rescue NYC began as a small dream, founded on the firm belief that all animals deserve love and care, and that no animal should ever be subjected to abuse, neglect or homelessness. 


As one can imagine, the costs associated with running an operation of this magnitude are extraordinary, and it is only thanks to our amazing team of dedicated volunteers and the generous donations of our supporters, we are able to move on average over 1000 animals from homelessness to safety every year. All proceeds go directly to the animals, and to date, we have relied solely on donations from loyal supporters.

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Second Chance Rescue NYC rescued Eddie Milo from a high kill shelter after he was surrendered with damaged vertebrae, compressed discs, nerve damage and several BB’s in his back. Eddie Milo attends rehabilitation therapy once a week at a wonderful place called Water4dogs.



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Second Chance Rescue NYC rescued Baby Joey from a shelter after he was found at only 6 weeks old with both of his back paws missing. He spent over one year in our care receiving weekly rehabilitation at Water4dogs in NYC.  He worked very hard and became one of our greatest mascots. Baby Joey has two prosthetics that help him run and play with his new forever home siblings.



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Second Chance Rescue NYC saved Ellis from a high kill shelter where he was brought in by an ACO. He was found on the side of the road where he had been sitting for two weeks after being hit by a car; he had the resilience to survive. When SCR NYC received the plea to help Ellis, it was uncertain if he would live or ever walk again. However, we knew somewhere in him he had the will to live, and we did not give up on him. After extensive surgery and continued rehabilitation therapy, he is expected to make a 100 percent recovery. Ellis has been adopted to his loving forever home.



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Second Chance Rescue NYC rescued Birdie, who was sitting in a dilapidated kill shelter paralyzed. Multiple vets said to euthanize her because she would never walk again and it would be inhumane to keep her alive.  We put her in physical therapy for months and we are honored to announce that this beautiful dog can now walk, run, play and is adopted by an incredible woman in Massachusetts.



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Second Chance Rescue NYC rescued King from a horrific life outdoors with no shelter from the elements of the New York Winter, to a family who saw how special he is. King went through a training program and is now an official certified Therapy Dog!




Phone: 610-692-1998


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